“Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.(Jeremiah 21:8) NKJV
There are two issues that help us to understand the reason for why we were created with free will and how this is even possible given the nature of God as pure and holy, not to mention omnipresent and omniscient.
We’re building them into a strategy of how to reach secular humanists.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
Free Will – Part 1
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.(2 Corinthians 5:21) NKJV
People think that God created the universe to be perfect and then it became corrupted. That’s impossible. The corruption had to be part of its nature from the very outset. If having free will means that we can choose to be evil then the universe has to be made so that evil is possible, otherwise there’s no free will.
- If God is good and has no sin,
- how can he create a system in which sin is possible?
- people must be able to choose to be evil if they want.
- Jesus Christ was sacrificed for the purpose of manifesting free will,
- This was when God said “let there be light,”
- The pure became impure, he became sin for us.
Some people choose, because of free will, to believe that if God knew that the creation would become corrupted, but he created it anyway, that there really is no free will. You’re free to believe that there’s no free will. That’s how free will works. The fallen nature of creation is due entirely to the action of free will, because this is a fundamental property of the substance that we refer to as water.
Free Will – Part 2
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.(Romans 1:20) ESV
The other part of free will that we have to understand relates to the claim that God makes that the truth about Him is so obvious that no one has an excuse not to believe. Is this a problem given that supposedly we have free will?
Free Will – Part 2
- If the truth about God is obvious,
- but we have free will,
- then there must be a plausible alternative to the truth.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
A Strong Delusion
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) NKJV
This is the reason why God has sent a strong delusion: so that people, who want to, can believe the lie that there isn’t a god and that our existence doesn’t require a divine being to have created anything.
- The strong delusion is the scientific method,
- the lie is the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop).
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