Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Theology Thoughts//Part one

Today I'd like to go ahead and share some things that have recently been clouding my vision and intruding into my inner most thoughts: constantly.

"We're all theologians. The question is whether what we know about God is true."~ Josh Harris

During a skype conversation, my friend and I begin discussing free will. Free will is that (what i understand it to be) we choose God versus other religions.

 Correct me if I'm wrong. Questions like: What is it? What scriptures backs either side. Which lead to what do I believe based on scripture, what I know about God? etc.

So, at this point, I'm still researching and discussing with older, wiser people. But what are your convictions about the matter?  When I come to a conclusion that is my conviction, I'll post it, but for now, please, I'd like to know what you think! :)


  1. I think that free will is not just based on religion, I think that is part of it. An individual has free will to chose what they feel is the best choice for them. For example, I have free will to eat one piece of candy out of the bag, or I can choose to eat the entire bag. It is a struggle everyday to be happy with each decision that you make in life. I think with religion, even though I am not a big religious person, that a person chooses to believe in God or Jesus, and may struggle day by day to make their lord proud. You need to believe in yourself as a great person, religion or no, and your life will be as great as you make it. :)

    1. I understand what you're saying, and I agree that choices like choosing what we wear or eat is part of decisions that we make. The Free will that I'm specifically referring to is a highly debated topic in Christian circles. It deals directly with whether or not someone chooses God or God chooses us. etc

  2. Okay I get it. I think it is both. I think that if there truly is a God that God chooses the individuals to believe and those individuals can choose then to believe or not believe in God.

  3. Personally, I believe that Jesus saved ME, I didn't save MYSELF. If I was dead before Christ, how could I bring myself to life? As a born sinner - as everyone is - we are [rightly] sentenced to an eternity in Hell once we die; our fate is already sealed. I was a dead man.

    A dead man has no will of his own. I can't save myself if I'm dead. I can't accept Christ if I'm dead.

    And if I'm a sinner, I don't WANT Christ. I'm a slave to sin. That's all I know and all I can do; so I can't choose Christ.

    Jesus saved me. I don't know why He chose to, but He did and for that I'm eternally indebted to Him.


    That is just MY take... I'm not very old and wise, but I'm convicted that I didn't do anything in my salvation. (;

    1. I agree wholeheartedly! I just want to ask my pastor a few questions I have :)

  4. I can't wait to hear what you come up with, though! :D