FREE WILL, THE CHOICE TO SIN OR OBEY
Free Will - to Sin or to Obey
HUMAN WILL: FREE TO CHOOSE WHO WE OBEY
The illustration of the Choose How You Start Your Day provides us a great example of the all the choices we make every day. Many of us think we do not have many choices in life, but we do. We choose how we react to situations. We can react in a positive way or a negative way. From a Christian perspective, we choose Jesus everyday. We can choose to follow Jesus or not to follow him.
Bible Summary. There is really no debate in the Nature vs Nurture debate when it comes to justifying a person's behavior. Both sides are wrong in justifying human behavior solely based on our heritage or our environment. From a Christian perspective, we do have a choice.
Jeremiah 31:29. Most of us are deeply influenced by our parents. This can be in a good or bad way. The Bible tells us to honor our mother and father, and we should respect their authority. At the same time, we cannot use our parents or our past as an excuse to do wrong in the sight of God.
There Are Only Two Choices In Life.
Bible Summary. Many Things May Influence Our Actions, But God Determines What Is Right and Wrong. God gives us the ability to nurture people in God’s truth despite the situation or a person's nature. Thanks to Jesus we do not need to be governed by our situation or be slaves to our past. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning the debate of nature versus nurture.
Luke 11:13. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is central to the Christian experience. The filling of the Holy Spirit is an experience that you must seek and ask for. It starts with you first realizing that you have a relationship with God, and that this relationship is important to you. This is when a desire, a thirst, for God enters into your heart.
Bible Summary God made us to worship Him, but we will quickly make a wrong choice to worship things that are not God. So many people will deceive themselves and say that they are a Christian or they attend church regularly, but in reality they continue to make wrong choices about the way they live their lives.