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Originally posted by Iamschist
reply to post by Greatest I am
Care to revise your poor analogy?
No. The question is not about the goodness or badness of an action, the question is do we have free will or do commandments negate that. I will stick with my "poor analogy"
Originally posted by akushla99
Threats do not exist...
The 'rules' are procedural imperatives necessary to navigate a dualistic nature locum.
FREE WILL exists...it is the 'dice' we roll on the gameboard of created existence, created for the purpose of the game, for us to play...
...anything which results from FREE WILL can be interpreted in any way you like (FREE WIL).
FREE WILL installs the precept of RESPONSIBILITY, personal and group...utilise FREE WILL to elicit a 'bad' result and you are responsible, and vice versa...
'Choose' to not believe in FREE WILL, and you are using your FREE WILL to do this! It is an inescapable 'condition' which brings its own results based on a sense of personal and group RESPONSIBILITY.
Commandments do not negate FREE WILL...which is why the convenient excuses of 'temptation' and 'being saved' etc are slotted in to make sense of a very simple, very real concept.
By all means, maintain your delusion. Keep lying to yourself.
John 13:34 New International Version (NIV) 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”