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?

Peter Francisty's picture

no commentary can thwart God's decrees

Isaiah 46:10 "Declaring the end from the beginning,and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,saying,My councel shall stand,and I will do all my pleasure:"
Romans 9:11-16 "(For the children being not yet born,neither having done any good or evil,that the purpose of God according to election might stand,not of works,but of him that calleth;)It as was said unto her,the elder shall serve the younger.As it is written,Jacob have i loved,but Esau have i hated.What shall we say then?is there unrighteousness with God?God forbid.For he saith to Moses,I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy,and I will have compassion on whom I will hae compassion.So then it is not of him that willeth,nor of him that runneth,but of God that sheweth mercy."
Romans 3:4 "God forbid:yea,let God be true,but every man a liar;as it is written,that thou mightest be justified in thy sayings,and mightest overcome when thou art judged."

Psalms 2:11-12 Serve the Lord with fear,and rejoice with trembling.Kiss the Son,lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way,when his wrath is kindled but a little.Blessed are all they that put thei trust in him.