Free Will

@edvc77 (2143)
Philippines
November 18, 2012 9:37pm CST
I believe that free will is a gift from God. He gives us the ability to think and gives us choices to make. A choice to do good or bad, a choice to do this decisions or not. However, those who trust in Him are guided by God's will. So it is better to follow God's will than our will. This is my view about will. How would you define free will?
8 responses
@Mavic123456 (14372)
• Thailand
19 Nov 12
Yes, Free will, it is action with responsibility. You are allowed and you have the option to do something but of course must be aware that this has its responsibility on it. In every action there is an equal reaction/consequence. Good or bad.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
That is definitely right. If one does bad there is a consequence, if one does what is right then there is a reward. We should lift our will to God for having right decisions. Thanks for this.
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
20 Nov 12
yes for every action there is a reaction. No one can run away from this ,no matter where ever they are this always follows us. We are rewarded for everything we do on this earth.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
19 Nov 12
I like your definition. God allows us choices, but when we trust Him, we allow Him to show us the best choices according to His will. His will is that we all should make it through this life with spirits intact and in fellowship with Him. I believe that everything He directs us to do and be is with the purpose of fulfilling that.
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@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Yes, that is right. It is written too, "many are the plans of men, but the Lord's plan prevails much." God Bess:-)
@urbandekay (18312)
21 Nov 12
It is true we are autonomous but we are free only to choose between live possibilities, I can choose to stand up or sit down I cannot choose to walk through a brick wall. However, what is impossible for man is possible with God. God gave us the choice to follow him or not, as fallible creatures we are bound to fail, which is not to say we cannot choose to do good, to follow only that we will at times and repeatedly fail, only by Grace can we hope to progress all the best, urban
@JohnRok1 (2051)
21 Nov 12
Free will is a gift from God, but in Adam we wrecked it, so we can only choose sin. We now need free grace, which is also a gift from God.
• United States
21 Nov 12
I think G-d created mankind with a free will because H- wants us to choose to love and serve H-m. I would hate to be in a relationship with someone who has to love me or respect me because of the position I hold. For example: I am in a leadership position at work and others express they love my management, etc. However, when I leave the position and move to another location, I never hear from those people again. That is not a good feeling. That leads me to understand that they exercised their free will to speak highly of me (obviously an attempt at flattery for self-gain). However, they also exercised their free will to sever communication when there was nothing for them to gain. I think that G-d does not want us to serve H-m because of what we can receive from H-m. H- gave us the gift of free will so that we alone hold the responsibility for working out our own salvation.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
19 Nov 12
its our right to trust and follow the free will and once in life only we get it ,so we can choose it and decide it wisely which is the most convincing thing for sure
@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
concerning free will. I believe that prior to salvation, our free will was distorted because of sin. free will prior to salvation cannot really benefit a man with regards to eternal life.
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
19 Nov 12
I agree, anytime God's will is good for us. But many wont accept it as they think we have brain and we can make our things and it God who has given us brain.