Luke 4:18. The power of the Holy Spirit is provided to us for a purpose. The Holy Spirit's power is given to us to do good works. Being under the power of the Holy Spirit is a wondrous feeling that empowers us to do great things.
Free will and the exercise of our will is a key concept in Christianity and the Bible gives us much advise on the subject. God created mankind to have free will. God gave mankind the freedom to make choices, to exercise their will. God did this because He loves us and created us for His own purposes and for us to worship Him.
Bible Summary. The Bible teaches us that we cannot serve two masters. From a Biblical perspective these two masters are God and the the other one is sin. We cannot serve both. Just like Cain we make a choice of who we serve: sin or God. God gave us free will; He gave us choice. God gave us free will in order for us to freely love Him and worship Him.
Romans 8:2. If we have religious values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, we can be free from sin and death. We can escape death, the consequence of sin, and have eternal life. All we need to do is accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
1 Peter 2:16. In discussions about freedom, most Christians would agree that God desires us to be a free people. God allows us to make free choice, but what should we do when we are not in agreement with our Government? What should we do when it appears that our Government is at odds with Jesus’ teachings?
Romans 6:16. God gave us free will; He gave us choice. Free will is a key aspect of the definition of human nature. We were made in His image and God gave us free will in order for us to freely love Him and worship Him. Worshiping God is our purpose and God gave us free will in order for us to fulfill our purpose.
Definition of Human Nature. The short answer to the definition of human nature is it is the sum of qualities and traits shared by all humans. From a Christian perspective the definition of human nature centers around man's free will (choice) and his relationship to God. See below for a summary definition of human nature with associated scriptures.
Romans 6:6. The first part of the definition of Christian redemption is that redemption is the end, the death, to the controlling power of sin in our lives. Our lives no longer need to be controlled by sin. If we accept Jesus Christ as our lord and Savior, our old man, our corruptible sin nature, is crucified with him.
Galatians 5:13. When one or both partners in a relationship lack commitment, this is a sign of a bad relationship. God has given us freedom to do what we want, but that does not mean we should do whatever our flesh desires. Many of us that are married may have the opportunity to commit adultery, but that does not mean that we should do it.
Luke 23:18. The essence of our sin nature is to rebel against God. This was personified when Jesus was brought before Pilate. The Jews had a choice of releasing Barabbas, a rebel, or Jesus, a man with no faults.