This was originally part of this question However, it's really a separate line of logic (and therefore a different question, imo). If others prefer, I can remerge this into the original. God is ...
The most common explanation I heard from Christians for the theodicy is that suffering is caused inevitably by the free will of humans. The argument is essentially that a world without suffering is ...
I believe we have free will and that God has free will. It would seem Lucifer also had free will. Do all angels have free will as we do?
The Calvinistic doctrine of predestination states that God has chosen who will live and who will die. That Christians are unconditionally elected for salvation or damnation. However, how does this ...
To clarify the question - when I mention God here I am referring to God the Father and by free will, the best non-contradictory definition according to the Bible I have heard is "the ability to act ...
According to I Timothy 2:4 (NIV), God "...wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth". But since we have free will, God cannot make us choose to accept the salvation that is ...
I've heard multiple preachers explain Free Will and Predestination with this illustration: Free Will and Predestination are like a door. The side of the door toward us says, "Free Will." Once you ...
The Arminian view of salvation posits that man has free will and the choice to accept salvation is purely on our own free will. The total sovereignty of God (while disputed in some theological ...
Researching whether angels have free will and whether God has free will, I found myself in the midst of this question. Is free will an illusion? Our "choice" is that we either follow God or we do ...