Predestination vs. Free Will

Morgan 30's picture

To what extent do we as humans have free will and to what extent has God predestined our lives?

apbrechlin's picture


Predestination and free will deal with our salvation. Are we God's children because he choose us or because we made a decision based on our will?

I see that man is to blame for his fall so in some respects he he chooses to be rebelious towards God. However "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."Romans 3:23. So everyone makes that choice and pays a deadly price for it.

God I see has the right to decide who he wants to give his mercy to. now if his mercy is based on our will" us making a choice", then we are not saved by Grace but reward.

Apart from God intervening in our lives we would constantly reject him. as is our nature when we live according to the flesh. So our entrance into heaven is declared by God.

Now I still make choices for my own good in that the more I try to allign myself with God's will the greater my reward will be in heaven.

I hope that made sense.apbrechlin