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Can God change your will?
One way to answer it is to assume that God has a human-like will that can be changed by persuasion. In Genesis 18:16-33, we find a supportive scriptural passage. Abraham prayed for God to change His will to destroy the city of Sodom. According to this passage, Abraham was able to bargain with God.
What does the Bible say about freedom of choice?
“Thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee” (Moses 3:17). God has told us through His prophets that we are free to choose between good and evil. We may choose liberty and eternal life by following Jesus Christ. We are also free to choose captivity and death by following Satan.
What is the doctrine of free will?
free will. noun. free and independent choice; voluntary decision: You took on the responsibility of your own free will. Philosophy. the doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses personal choice and is not simply determined by physical or divine forces.
What does the Bible say about being free?
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” “You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”
Does God answer our prayer?
Jesus promises, and I trust His words, that God always hears and does answer our prayers. “7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. “ (Matthew 7:11) This teaching of Jesus doesn’t promise that God gives us what we want, but that He gives what is good.
Do prayer change things?
Though our prayers do not change God’s mind, He ordains prayer as a means to accomplish His will. We can be confident that prayer does change things—including our own hearts. R.C. Sproul argues that prayer has a vital place in the life of the Christian and calls us to come before God’s presence with joy and hope.
Why our prayers are not answered?
– As long as your prayers are for selfish motives, driven by pride hidden in your heart, God will not answer them. – If you knowingly condone sin, whether it’s happening to you or to someone else, and you don’t correct them, you ‘regard iniquity in your heart’ and thus should forget about God answering your prayers.
How does God dignify US with free will?
The Bible’s answer God dignifies us with free will, the power to make decisions of our own rather than having God or fate predetermine what we do. Consider what the Bible teaches. God created humans in his image.
What is free will in the Bible?
One of the greatest gifts of God is free will. It is the ability for us humans to make our own choices. Through free will, we have the freedom to do what we want and whatever pleases us. The gift of free will was given to the first human parents, Adam and Eve.
Does prayer have a place in a world of free-will?
If it is true that we have free-will AND it is true that God does not intervene, then prayer still has a place. Prayer is a way of communicating with God; it can sometimes feel one-sided, but perfect prayer can bring a state of grace in an individual’s mind – the grace of acceptance of God’s will.
What if God won’t allow suffering?
Imagine this, if God won’t allow suffering, then He will intervene every time we are about to commit a mistake. If this is done over and over again, the result will make us mere robots who are controlled by God or brute animals who are controlled by just instincts.