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Bible Q

What verse is there that has Jesus asking anyone to “submit” or “surrender” their will to his? Wouldn’t that be violating man’s free will to choose to follow his teachings?

I don’t think Jesus uses the word “submit” or “surrender” when explaining to the disciples what is required of them, but he uses similar ideas.  A small selection of verses with Jesus’ instructions to his disciples: Matthew 10:37-39: Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son […]

If angels have no free will, they are robots; if they have free will, why wouldn’t they be able to sin?

All our temptations come from the natural instinct of independent biological organisms to self-optimize; that is, to improve their standard of living, to reproduce, and to take steps to survive (Genesis 3:6, Romans 7:23, James 1:14). Angels are not biological organisms (in the sense that they are not made of fallible biological material like we […]

Why do we have bad people on earth?

There are bad people because of free will. God wants people to love him. God made people free because you can only love if you are free to do so. But being free means that people can also choose not to love God, choose not to obey his word, choose to do bad things. This […]

Do we have freewill or is everything God’s will?

No; God is omnipotent (i.e. ‘having unlimited power; able to do anything’1; Job 42:2; Gen. 18:14; Mat. 19:20) but he has chosen to allow things to happen outside of his will. At the moment, before God is ‘all in all’ (1 Cor. 15:28), God’s will isn’t always carried out. Sometimes it’s man’s will that happens: […]

Are all our destinies predetermined?

In Romans 8:29-30, we read For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified […]