To Fight or Not? (3)

Freedom of Choice or Choice of Freedom3

Because of what we gained in Jesus Christ we now have not only the unrestricted freedom of choice between the good and evil but also, the freedom to choose what we want for eternity. Do we want to have forever freedom to choose between the good and evil, or do we want here and now a choice of freedom forever? It is an essential and crucial decision all believers should make regardless of their location or spiritual standing. We must always keep in mind that the evil will not exist forever, but the goodwill. God wants a successful and a pleasant eternity beneficial for all His creation.

Should we devote time and energy to debating and defending the freedom of choice between the good and evil, or not? God wants us to have infinite freedom, not an endless selection opportunity. He wants us to, here and now, choose life or choose death. “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.” (Deuteronomy 30:15, NIV).  God granted us, in the garden in Eden, unlimited freedom to choose between the good and evil. We deliberately chose the experience of evil, and thus, we became slaves in the kingdom of sin and darkness. However, God, because He loves His creation has, by the Cross of Christ, freed us from slavery to our choice in the garden in Eden. God now wants us to choose freedom, the infinite and eternal freedom from guilt and condemnation for sin. “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man.” (Romans 8:3, NIV). What God condemns must cease to exist forever.

God condemned the sin but justified the sinner. He has united us to Him forever. What should we choose? “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1, NIV). So, should we select the “Freedom of choice” or “choice of freedom”? You decide. As for me; the choice of freedom is the only way.

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Dan Lazich

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