Issues in Christianity

October 3, 2014

The idea of free will has always seemed such a paradox to me. I have spent many sleepless nights lying in bed, wondering. Did God really give us free will?

 

I am a Christian. But to me so many things about Christianity make little or no sense. So I decided to do some research on the matter, and this is what I found.

 

Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

 

What I took this verse to mean is as follows. God knows us very well, he knows our innermost fears, desires, and thoughts. He knows how our conscience works, our level of empathy for people, animals, the environment, and this gives him the ability to make an incredibly educated guess about us.

 

However, this does not mean we are bound to what he thinks we will do. For example, have you ever read a book in which you feel you know the main character so completely that you can predict their every move? God is just like that. Except he knows all the characters in an even greater depth. Through this he can see situations that will arise, and how people will react to them.






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AllahuAkbar said...
Oct. 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm
I hope you get beheaded by a muslim
 
PureDrawings replied...
Nov. 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm
Whys that? Cant handle her underlined faith or the fact that with Christianity we are able to answer questions unlike muslims... IDK you  but i hope that one day you too will get to see light in Christ.  Your the reason why we preach.. because soles like you need saving..... Now rose you are right and wrong it also says in the bible that God knew u before u were in your mothers womb. God Knows each and every step u will take. It knew it from the start. Its his book he wrote ur just liv... (more »)
 
ImmortalRose replied...
Nov. 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm
yes... but... *mind explodes*
 
AzureBlue replied...
Nov. 22, 2014 at 7:51 am
@A.A. Who on earth are you to say that? You shouldn't go around saying foul speech and cruel wishes under an anonymous cloak deisguised as someone from a certain group, this is Teenink... not Lets-Spread-Seterotypes-Ink... pfft, why am I wasting my time saying this. ~You certainly are not a Muslim...may you be guided, Peace.
 
AzureBlue replied...
Nov. 22, 2014 at 7:59 am
@A.A. Don't go around saying foul speech and cruel wishes.
 
SusanKwang said...
Oct. 14, 2014 at 12:04 am
This is so true. Such a great metaphor in the conclusion; it's a perfect comparison for God's knowledge of us. LOVE IT!!
 
ImmortalRose replied...
Oct. 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm
Thank you!  
 
alonebutstillsurviving replied...
Oct. 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm
when u want to talk reply to my comment  
 
ImmortalRose replied...
Oct. 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm
hey......................
 
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