There are times, when people who know me will say, when I can be rather argumentitive. I can admit this because it’s true. There are some topics on which I am more likely to disagree with people than on others. These can range from increasing penalties for some offences (like drugs) or the defence of freedom and liberties that have made this country great.
The one that gets me, however, is a biggy. The free will/predestiny debate.
For those that can’t guess, I’m on the side of Free Will. Mainly because it’s true and predestiny isn’t. (don’t sit on the fence here!!)
As far as I’m aware there are some terrible holes in the theory for predestiny. These include the fact that;
A loving God would be willing to accept that vast people are going to Hell and there’s nothing that they can do about it. I mean, this is the same God that so loved the world that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, so that we could be saved?? Isn’t it?? He didn’t do that because He had already decided who would be saved and who wouldn’t. He did that so that WE ALL HAD THE CHANCE for salvation.
What else was there… oh yes, predestiny also degrades the Glory to God. If there is more rejoycing by the Angels in Heaven over one lost sheep coming into the flock, why would they bother if they already knew that the sheep was coming?? Where is the glory in singing His praises if He has already decided on who’s in the choir?? The Glory comes from the fact that we have CHOSEN to sing His praises.
I mean, if there is no choice, no freedom what makes the whole thing different from any other totalitarian country?? What makes God different from any other despot leader?? I prefer to think that God is better than that. I prefer to think that we are worthy than that.
I know that there are some people who might dis/agree with me, some may even want to say so. Please be free, but no debating. I have a viva to revise for and so my mind is on other things.
Next week, ‘Faith and the Acts of Faith.‘