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Free-willed and self-willed are not generally the same thing. A free will is free to choose, where as a self-will has already chosen. The Greek word “authadēs” (Strongs G829), translated as “self-willed” appears twice in the Bible, both times in reference to those that would not subject to the will of God. Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as ...


This is an issue with the translation. See eg the NIV: Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Furthermore, the word the KJV translates as selfwilled can mean: self-pleasing, self-willed, arrogant "Self-willed" would ...

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