To what extent do we as humans have free will and to what extent has God predestined our lives?
I meant not to offend any one’: Please, if any one has received that, I am sorry…
Free will apart from the tree of life has consequences & the free will comprised from a tree that contains good & evil, there are penalties. This question of predestination vs. free will; as consequences & penalties—If any one thinks they have the free will to do as they please to satisfy themselves’; then question this. To be lead of the spirit which comes from G_d’ then ones free will has been changed to do the will of G_d through Jesus Christ. The dilemma that many if not most believers rests upon, ‘understanding the nature of the Kingdom of G_d’. Ephesians 1:9…This is a mystery…Then consider… Mark 4:11; so many walk out their life with out realizing the divine parable they are placed in. Once again this is no small matter within the so called church; for it is not! It is a very large matter!
Subject concerning Knowledge: To impart only a few…Luke 1:73-80, Luke 11:52-54, Romans 3:20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-2, Philippians 1:9-11…Typified in unregenerate heart is the lack to recognize that no one born of the Spirit can do what ever they will when ever they will to do anything…
The tree Genesis 2:17…exposes the innate inability of human insufficiently; thus the knowledge of the will that seeks its own even when stating it comes by divine revelation, ‘such as when a miracle is done in the name of G_d through Jesus Christ’—Matthew 7:22…Sad in reading there is some-thing beyond human understanding to comprehend concerning the will of what any one would do & say daily.
Another paradox: concerning the gifts that have been given unto the church, ‘thus to & through believers they have been given—have they these souls received the gifts or gift by their own will? Have they received then just as in the same manner, so many believers proclaim have received salvation by their own chose?
There is some-thing even more intrinsic concerning the “mystery of Christ’?—Galatians 6:2; “law of Christ”…Within this frame, the Subject concerning Knowledge: To impart only a few…Luke 1:73-80, Luke 11:52-54, Romans 3:20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-2, Philippians 1:9-11…Now Jesus said, by giving a woe’, Matthew 23:13-19—unto those who not only gave the teachable law unto others with out the spirit of life, a life that only can be found in G_d through Christ’. A new covenant came by His sacrifice and after His death, came Pentecost; another fulfillment…This might seem either redundant; but I hope not—seemingly simple to some, but by far not at all—it is the power of G_d unto salvation. 1 Peter 1:5
Go back and ponder Nicodemus & what Jesus affirmed—John 3:10; are you not a teacher and you know not these things? When it comes to the subject of free will and a born again responsibility to Christ’ as master—it does please G_d to already know what will be & also watch how a single soul is transformed through the renewing of a mind which comes about not by their own ability to choose—For that chose was already pre-ordained; thus it is to admit He already knew How we would seek after Him’. Furthermore: Regeneration does not come about through ones will in accomplishment; but He’ G_d delights in the law He places in us to seek after Him. It is G_d through Christ’ from the inward man: Romans 7:22-23 It comes from faith to faith Romans 1:17-23 & a true glory unto glory’ 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Freedom of chose:
This realm of freedom is compared as nature vs. grace and when following this line, end in grace vs. the severity of G_d. Now this does not mean emphatically the loss of salvation, only a loss of reward concerning salvation when basing it upon the importance of making ones nature above abandonment; such as the will. Remember the parable concerning the grain of wheat? What then can be explained such as wood hay & stubble when abandonment is held out side the law of righteousness’? Moreover believers are not to take liberty and use it as a cloak for mulishness’—I do believe that you the reader would comply that would be wrong—Wrong to use liberty as a cloak in willing wrong even in ignorance. Then who do you think made you realize that?
In one last comment: Subsequence made by the intricacy, complexity through the covenant that G_d gave to Paul, a sinner changed; 'spoke in Roman 11 this divine paradox concerning Israel’ & the church’. Here is the largest conundrum facing Christendom’; ‘it is the place for which the restoration of a people G_d’ choose & a bride that envelopes its change by its own fulfillment. Amazing to see is our roll in their restoration to the nations.
Hence: this subject of free will is no small matter!