Aug 22, 2012 at 05:39PM EDT
I see. I think free will is far more a matter of perspective than anything else. We have a choice between two outcomes, for example. We choose option a, but that choice is unavoidable based on who we are, what we have been through, etc. That’s not to say that we’re robots; we still make whatever choice we do. But it’s based on who the individual has been and is.
What does that have to do with faith? Well, I’m not going to say that God actively caused me to go to Denny’s for lunch yesterday. I think that some choice is made, but it’s all under His sovereignty. So God allows things to happen based on whether or not He deems them ultimately, even if not till the end of time itself, meritorious in bringing about His glory. That certainly raises an interesting question, though, doesn’t it? Because if God is sovereign over where I eat, then surely He’s also sovereign over all of the beheadings, genocides, wars, and calamities of the world. And that’s a topic best suited for an entirely different discussion.
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