Free Will and Evil

God is not a chess-player God, moving both his pieces and our pieces too. God does not force his will upon us. God created human-beings with free moral agency – a freedom to choose. We are not wind-up toys that regurgitate back to God what he wants to hear when you pull our string. We are humans. “The only way God could create beings that are fully human was to take the risk that they would use their freedom to choose evil (Colson).” We can make decisions that may or may not please Him. To have made us any other way would have meant creating robots that could spit out all that God wanted to hear from them. No. God made us with the capacity to surprise and delight Him or reject and disappoint Him. Evil comes from the abuse of free will.

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