Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You always have a choice!

"You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." - God (Genesis 2:16-17)
With these words the Bible says God set man on his way. But why allow temptation and the opportunity to really mess things up? Why not keep mankind, along with the the pristine world, safe and protected? Because of Love.
"Love ... does not demand its own way" - 1st Corinthians 13:4a, 5b (New Living translation)
Evil tries to eliminate choice and allow only its own twisted way but God always promotes freedom and, with it, responsibility for one's choices. That is the way God is.
"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live" - Deuteronomy 30:19b
The first man made the wrong choice and we've been suffering since, but God sent the "Last Adam"1 who made the right choices and offers freedom to all who will choose him.2

- fritz

1 - Last Adam: 1st Corinthians 15:45
2 - Adam & Christ compared Romans 5:13-15

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