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  • Mans Will and Free Will

    We believe that God originally created man with a free will, in other words with a will that was not forced in any way by necessity of nature nor determined toward good or evil. For this man in his state of innocence, before they fell into sin, had the liberty and the ability to do what was good and acceptable to God, they also had the liberty to disobey God. This is true free will.

    We believe that at the very moment man disobeyed God and fell into sin GENESIS 3:1-24, mankind lost any ability to want, to do and desire what God considers spiritually good and right. We believe also that mankind has become completely enslaved to sinfulness and to the flesh ROMANS 6:17-18, incapable to choose or to even comprehend any thing of God 1 CORINTHIANS 2:14. In the sinful nature mankind therefore has the nature of the devil of which Jesus Himself declared had all those who do not belong to God John 8:44 You are of the devil, who is your father, and the desires of your father you want to do. JOHN 8:41-47. Being entirely corrupted in nature and bent upon rebellion and wickedness, mankind is dead in his sins EPHESIANS 2:1-3;COLOSSIANS 2:13, mankind is without strength ROMANS 5:6-8, ability, desire or will to be converted or by himself be prepared or ready to be saved ROMANS 3:10-19.

    We believe that it is God who converts the sinner at the same time freeing his will to choose God and His salvation. It is at this moment that the true free will of man is restored, because only at that moment man is made free from the slavery of his sinful nature and by God’s grace only, man has the ability, the strength and the desire to exercise necessary faith to believe and to be completely renewed in Christ. However, even if the original free will is restored to the new creature in Christ, because of the sinful nature tied to the flesh, the body which is tied to the world, the will of the believer is never absolutely and completely obedient to God’s will, ROMANS 7:1-25, the believer can still choose to do wrong and to sin, only that now we can choose to obey God and to do His will, while before it was impossible ROMANS 8:1-3. The perfection in obeying the will of God in man is realized gradually and completely only when man will be free to only do good, this in glory 1 CORINTHIANS 13:12.

    We believe that in Adam, all those who are born naturally are responsible of their own sinful nature although passed on through Adam, because of his rebellion of which he is also responsible ROMANS 3:23;ROMANS 5:12,but in addition, every man individually is responsible for the choices and decisions he makes, so that in Christ to all who are the elect to salvation, is imputed the responsibility to have chosen and believed in the Gospel and to have exercised faith in Christ, which God demands to be saved and justified. In other words, God operates entirely in the life of the elect to salvation, however, He does not take away the responsibility for the choice made even if caused by Him. If salvation was not entirely provided and caused by God even faith itself would be then generated and actualized entirely by the will of the human being, in this case salvation would be by works and not by grace and mankind would have something to boast of before God. We believe that the rest of mankind God abandoned ROMANS 1:18-32 to express their “free will”, as a figure of speech, in other words to decide only as non regenerated man can, in accord with their own sinful nature, to behave and live in total rebellion to God. As a manner of fact, God does not at all violate the decisions and choices of those who obstinately continue to choose to remain rebellious to God, in other words those who are not the elect to salvation. After all, the condition and destination of all of mankind if left alone to decide for itself would be condemnation and eternal damnation.

    In this case, God exercises His choice, to allow every human being to continue on the road they themselves have chosen to travel upon, the way that brings to eternal destruction and perdition MATTHEW 7:13-14. After all, the fact is that the unrepentant sinner cannot, but also does not want to believe and accept God when left alone to decide for himself.

    To them then God gives the responsibility of not wanting to believe and are therefore condemned, because they choose to be. Believe me, God never would condemn any one who already had not expressed the desire to refuse Him and by consequence is condemned. No “innocent” person will be condemned, ROMANS 5:1-11;ROMANS 8:1-2. Let’s stop accusing God of injustice because He has chosen to save some people while the others He left to continue on the road they desire and want to be on.

    If God had not chosen to save some, including us, all would perish exercising our “ free will” many so much like to boast about, because this “free will” only is free to choose evil and sin and to remain rebellious to God ROMANS 9:29.

    God is not at all unjust, He is in fact exonerated fully of any accusation of injustice because He permits, without at all violating the will and choices of the non elect to salvation to continue to live exactly as they desire and want to live. God will not at all condemn a person who did not already choose their destiny. All this is however to express all the more His glory, justice, grace and mercy ROMANS 9:10-23.

    I am so grateful He has violated my “ free will” that was leading me to destruction, aren’t you? Unless you have something to boast about before God, I do not, at all. If left to my self I would have perished, so “ thank you Lord for violating my will and have established yours in my life.”

    So, you who will continue to believe in the sinners free will and accuse God of being unjust because in His mercy He chooses to intervene and to save a number of mankind, who, left by themselves, to their own decisions would be certainly condemned, for you who insist in believing in an unjust God because He permits evil to continue, I will give you a word of advice, yet not I, but God’s word, may it stimulate your mind and heart, inviting you to know how God really operates and how He reveals Himself in His word. God is the God whom He reveals Himself to be, not the God we want to create in our mind because it suits us to have Him the way we want Him to be. We then are playing very, very close to the line of idolatry, BEWARE!

    Romans 9:10-24 And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac 11(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), 12 it was said to her, “The older shall serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! 15 For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.” 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” 18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. 19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? 22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, 24 even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?