Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Which means free will is a myth?
No. Your free will is a process of surrender to God or being a prodigal son running away from the instruction of the Father. You have this choice
only. It's a matter of belief. Surrendering to God is knowing who is the authority in your life. Even Humpty Dumpty knew this.
Throughout the Alice stories, and especially in Through the Looking Glass, Dodgson reveals these three facts about his life and clarifies Humpty in a
dialog with Alice. This curious exchange between Alice and Humpty in chapter 6 helps us understand the riddle further:
`And only one for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'
`I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't -- till I tell you. I meant, "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"
`But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.
`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - - that's all.'
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
`They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs, they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I can
manage the whole of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'
Verbs are proud (men) and actively seeking knowledge. Adjectives are easy to influence. Verbs are hard to manage, but God can manage them all.
Notice what he says. Which is to be master? If you think it is you, you are incorrect. As long as you are a child of God, you are not running the
show. You do, however, have the offer to grow up. When you do, law is removed and faith in God's guidance is a mutual agreement. More is given when
responsibility is observed.
Children of God
23 Before the coming of this faith,[j] we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the
law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to
Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Like a child, we can ignore the parents. They will still be there restricting us. All of nature is this example to us. What do we get when we
finally see face to face with our true Father? In other words, what is the key to having more freedom? Know the key.
1 Corinthians 13
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind
me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The veil is impenetrable. You cannot pierce it alone. You must enter in with the Shepherd. Two things cannot occupy the same space. Two must
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