posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 06:26 PM
People say that evil things happen because of negative influence due to free-will, but why would you still do negative things if you pray saying
"Please, Grand Creator, Most High, take away my free-will, deliver me from evil intentions, and direct me through my actions so that I no longer fall
into temptation and so that you will always be done."
Even if you pray this you would still do negative things sometimes, which doesn't make sense because with all of your heart and will you want to do
the right thing, and you are already using your free-will to say NO to evil and asking the creator of all to keep you guarded from negative.
Even if you take the extra effort to direct your thought, and even if you take this advice:
...[W]hatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any
virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
- Philippians 4:8
Negative will still find its way into your mind.
Anyway, I still agree that this is probably the greatest advice in the bible though ( I will make a thread about that later).
Even in The Lord's Prayer, Jesus and the early Christians believed that you can use your free-will to ask The Heavenly Father to do only his will
and to stay from evil - and that the prayer should work and be effective:
(Translated into Modern English from Latin)
Our Father who is in Heaven
Blessed be Your Name
May Your Kingdom come
May Your Will be done
On Earth, as it is in Heaven
Give us today, our daily bread
And forgive us of our trespasses
As we forgive our trespassers
And do not lead us into temptation
But free us from Evil
What do you think about this? This question is NOT about Christianity, but more specifically, about the idea of praying away your free-will for the
highest good [The Will of The Most High] whether you believe it to be the god of Christianity or whatever...