Sunday, October 26, 2014

Man's Almighty Free Will

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:13

Almighty? Surely I exaggerate. But according to many--even most--Christians, God must await man's Almighty Free Will before He can save anyone. God, they maintain, wishes to redeem all mankind. The lack of missionaries prevents this in many cases. So God fails to fulfill His wish, mainly as result of just plain lack of funds. But as grievous as this is, even where the Word goes forth, God bows to man's free will thing.

Such a titanic struggle is proposed. God tries to save everyone, but despite His great desire, many turn Him down. So, reluctantly, God must cast them into an eternal flaming pit to suffer for eternity.

The Lake of Fire, which comes later, does not exactly fit this scheme--like, first the torment, then the trial. Hell then is merely a holding pen. Later, the tormented souls suffer even more in the fiery lake. All this because they did not exercise their (unfallen) free wills!

In this theater of the absurd, God is merely a spectator, helpless, while people make their decisions. Amazing what paganism can do to a Bible-based religion. Even more amazing is what the Bible can do to such paganism!

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