"So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thoughts on Free Will

        There are some religions in the world that force others to believe in what they believe in. If you don't go along, you are in danger of being charged with blasphemy and put to death. This made me think why God gave us the free will in the first place. With free will, faith becomes meaningful. If we are forced to believe, then there is no real faith. When Jesus preached his good news, whether we believe in him or not is our choice ~ he never browbeat us. So I see free will as a God-given gift we should leave each individual to exercise freely. To control it is to go against what God has intended. This means that we are to evangelize by example and not by force.

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  1. You are aware that there is no free will in heaven?

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    1. Thank you, Reese. On Feb. 26 this year, I posted "Free Will Interference" and happened to meet a priest and asked him about its existence in purgatory ~ he said the souls there still retain it. As for free will in heaven, I found this article https://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/FRWILL.HTM which seems agree with him.

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