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This isn't really a question about Christianity, but here is an answer anyway. It's obvious from a philosophical view that people do not have absolute free will, in the sense that they can do anything they want to do. In fact only an omnipotent being can have absolute free will. Human beings are constrained by physical limitations, mental limitations, the ...


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Can there be free will in heaven? If we consider the very nature of God, the fact that the glory of God is His self-sacrificing love, then the answer becomes clear. Yes, God desires from His creations an allegiance of love, service that springs forth only from an appreciation of His character. Only a creation with free will is capable of serving God with ...


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It helps to understand that there is more than one kind of free will. In The City of God, Book XXII, Chapter 30, Augustine speaks of a "first freedom of will," which consists "in an ability not to sin, but also in an ability to sin"; and also of a "last freedom of will," which is superior, and is not able to sin. The first freedom is a freedom that "man ...



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