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Originally posted by teraform
I would like to discuss peoples views on this.
1-Free will, one who is in contoll of his own destiny knows what will happen if one does or does not.
2-Gods will, people of faith who belives God is in contoll of everything and nothing you do can change fate.
So which one are you and why?you cannot be both even though a lot people think they are.
There are two kinds of necessity, one simple, as for example the fact that it is necessary that all men are mortal; and one conditional, as for example, if you know someone is walking, it is necessary that he is walking.
These things when considered with reference to God's sight of them do happen necessarily as a result of the condition of divine knowledge; but when considered in themselves they do not lose the absolute freedom of their nature.
So that it is better called providence or "looking forth" than prevision or "seeing before hand.
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
reply to post by queenannie38
I love it when we can agree on something...
I think we do right?
God is all powerful, and CAN know anything He wants to know...but, is loving enough to allow us to make our own paths...if He can use us he will, if not, there will be others.
But, His will, will be done
(34) And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
(35) And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
(36) At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
(37) Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
"Our study shows that decisions are unconsciously prepared much longer ahead than previously thought. But we do not know yet where the final decision is made. We need to investigate whether a decision prepared by these brain areas can still be reversed."
Originally posted by slugger9787
reply to post by UmbraSumus
Please start a new thread for this line of thinking, that is unless your brain decides differently for you.
Originally posted by queenannie38
reply to post by UmbraSumus
i understand what you are saying and it's something i've thought upon quite a bit at different times. it reminds me of one of my favorite buddhist proverbs:
Learn to respond instead of react.