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Free Will or Freedom to Choose- What Did God Give Us?

Did God really give us free will? Or did He give us freedom to choose? What is the difference?

Did God really give us free will? Or did He give us freedom to choose? What is the difference?

Some have a problem with us saying that God gave us free will. Why? They reason that if God gave us free will then we can do whatever we want without any consequences. There should not be consequences when we use our “free will” to choose things contrary to God’s liking.

In that case, saying that God gave us the freedom to choose whatever we wanted to do but our decisions would be bring consequences would be a more correct way of expressing what God gave us. They feel that the term “freedom to choose” is a more correct way of describing what God gave us.

Whatever!

Let’s say you invite someone over to your house. You tell them to make themselves at home. By saying that, should they understand that they can do whatever they want in your home. Does your  “make yourself at home” mean that you have given them carte blanche to go in your drawers or that they can knock down a wall?

Let’s be reasonable! Why are some so unreasonable?

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  1. ashan1614

    On June 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm


    Some people need to be contrary in order to gain recognition…. the squeaky wheel always gets the grease. There will always be those who go against any and every widely accepted idea just to get attention for a while.

  2. ashan1614

    On June 13, 2011 at 5:16 pm


    My opinion… we were given free will accompanied with an understanding that all choices have consequences.

  3. buenavida

    On June 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm


    I guess both free will and freedom to choose means that we have to take the consequences.. Am I right, or is it home made English I am speaking..?? :D

  4. LCM Linda

    On June 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm


    Interesting topic. I think some people unconsciously using their free will to give up their freedom to choose. In other words, those people let others to choose for them.

  5. SharifaMcFarlane

    On June 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm


    Both mean you have to take the consequences. If someone( a friend) comes over to your home and steals your stuff, they have to suffer the consequences.

  6. Von Shanks

    On June 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm


    It seems that most people now days just want to argue a point for the sake of argument. Even if they don’t have a leg to stand on, they will have people agree with them completely, it is ridiculous some things that people will debate. What will they argue when the time comes for the judgment of their “Freedom to Choose or Free Will.” In front of God will this silly debate hold any ground….I think not!

  7. scheng1

    On June 25, 2011 at 2:05 am


    Freedom always come with a price. Too bad people are not willing to pay the price.

  8. 1hopefulman

    On June 27, 2011 at 9:54 am


    Thanks for all your comments!

  9. CHIPMUNK

    On November 16, 2011 at 3:08 am


    A very interesting insight of the topic free will is up to you on how its used

  10. Razorwind

    On December 14, 2011 at 12:27 am


    Free will or freedom to choose, as long as people are informed of God’s will then they know what they should do.

  11. fslshuvo001

    On July 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm


    Awesome post. Good job.

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