posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:44 PM
reply to post by GJIML
We do not choose God, but God chooses us.
We do not have free will to be good.
We are corrupt humans and only have a limited ability to do good.
We are given freedom from the bondage of sin and through grace have a certain ability of freedom of will to aspire to goodness but are hampered by our
corrupted selves, despite being saved.
This is the crux of the dilemma between the protestant reformers and the Catholic Church.
The Vatican pronounces those who do not buy into their Free Will doctrine, to be heretics.
If we want to think we have a free will, then the next step is to think that we need to exercise it to our own justification.
Protestants believe in Justification by Faith.
A lot of protestant churches have been infiltrated by papists and agents of the Pope to twist their belief to be in conformity with the Catholic
version of salvation.