Freewill Factor


So I have discovered something here in the jungles of Uganda, outside of the awesome chimps who live in the forest here. I have noticed God alot and have had a many of revelation since I have been here and heres what I was thinking.

Freewill isn’t free at all just like the freedom we uphold in the great country of the USA. That idea although not really that revolutionary is the cornerstone of my point in this blog installment

See God gave us freewill but it was with a heavy burden that He did. He wanted his people to love Him but He needed to let them choose for themselves. In this universe there lay a foundation of beginning and of end and all things created were by design and that designer is God.

Coming to the point now…..

By giving us freewill He allowed us to have love because without the will to choose God we would not have the capacity of love and would be a collective group of God followers without a choice in the matter….

Heres where my revelation came!

Without freewill we are all equal in that we all would have the same goal and purpose to follow God. With free will He has given us love but not equality as some of us choose to believe and others do not. It is true God loves us all equally but he sets His people aside.

life isn’t a fight for equality but for the opportunity to be equal and using the love He gave us through freewill helps us to determine the value and equality of life from person to person.

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So in conclusion

Freewill promotes love and only gives the opportunity of equality
No Freewill promotes equality and no opportunity to experience love
heres some verses I have found helpful

If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.”

James 4:7-8
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

2 Cor. 9:7
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

thank you for trying to follow this crazy point
oh and predestination is a funny joke to me

Chris McCurdy

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3 thoughts on “Freewill Factor

  1. Good stuff, buddy.

    HIARI is myoneword for 2011 (myoneword.org for info on what it is). As you might guess, it’s not English, but Swahili. And it translates roughly as “free will.” What’s interesting is I did some research on the word itself, and found that the way Africans talk about “free will” is an ability to make a decision not only without external influence, but also dispassionately (which I like to interpret as “internal” influence).

    One of the biggest revelations I’ve had about HIARI this year is about how predestination and free will can coexist. By definition, it is seemingly impossible. But I think the scripture in Psalms might have the answer. I don’t remember where it is, but it goes something like “you laid the plans for my life before I was in the womb”…”you numbered my days,” etc etc. So, consider this. God has given us the ability to make our own choices. Independently of Him. But how can our lives be predestined? By the fact that He loves us and knows us so deeply, down to the tiniest fiber of our being, that He knows the decisions we will make within certain circumstances. So He orchestrates the situations, and then He leaves us to make the choices.

    Think about it.

  2. Dave, I have to wholly agree with your point. I think there have been countless arguments(Calvinism vs Armenism) that free will and predestination are mutually exclusive but I wholly believe that they can coexist. I think of this much like quantum physics,in that how you observe light determine what it is, either a wave or a particle. I think a similar observation is true with God, depending on the lens in which you respond to God or view his word. You’ll see his love wrapping around you giving you the freedom he describes from following Christ, and through an analogous lens you see how he has guided your life and blessed you so that you may become a blessing to others. When I was a very young Christian I made it a habit to not reconcile coincidences because I believed God was trying to use them (still do), and I’ve always felt that God “predestined” certain circumstances. (Though I’ve had the free will to respond to them by giving him the glory or taking it for myself) Another one I constantly look at is God predestined Jesus from the beginning, but Jesus had free will to follow his mission from God or part from it. (The same as the apostles)

    A definite example in my life is my wife. I prayed for her specifically and feel that God set up the circumstance for us, but with my sinfulness I had alot of free will to screw that up. (But were married, so I think i didn’t mess it up too badly)

    I hope that what I said made some bit of sense.

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