Post Number:#181 June 26th, 2012, 1:22 am
Misty wrote:I think I would like to know what exactly happened to my first child said to have died.
Free will is the free exercise of choice, so you can choose to do what is necessary now in order to guarantee access to God when you exit this life, or you can choose not to bother and never be any the wiser. Can you see how free will works?
Misty wrote:I would like to be rich and feed all the hungry.
You don't need to be rich to feed the hungry. Just rethink what you are doing with what you currently have and use your free will to CHOOSE to give more of it to those in need. You don't have to feed ALL the hungry, just start with the ones who come to you immediate attention.
Misty wrote:I would like enough arms to hug all who need it.
Same as the last point. You don't need to hug everyone. Why not CHOOSE some of those who you currently stuggle to WANT TO to hug. You know, the ones whose personalities rub you the wrong way. Family members who you have fallen out with can often be in great need of hugs.
Misty wrote:I would like all the answers to all of my questions.
You can always CHOOSE to exercise faith that all your questions will have answers if you WANT TO be part of God's family.
Misty wrote:I would like perfect love in my personal life and in this world.
You can exercise your free will to CHOOSE to be reconnected to God or CHOOSE to stay disconnected.
Misty wrote:I would like to meet Jesus (and Elvis)
Again, this requires the exercise of your free will in regard to faith. You will either CHOOSE to enter God's kingdom through Jesus and believe his promise that you will live again, or CHOOSE not to bother.
Misty wrote:Yes, if were in prison I could think about breaking out, but if I had free will in the first place I would not be in prison.
I think you have the wrong idea about free will, Misty. The exercise of free will is what gets people into prision. However, if you found yourself there, then you could choose to exercise your free will in regard to how you spend your time, who you would connect with, what you could do about your future once you have served your sentence, etc.
Misty wrote:No, I did not say we do not have free will because we poop, but that it is programmed into our systems, so we poop when our systems determines and alerts us.
Yes, pooping is a programmed necessity, but there is still much room for the exercise of free will in regard to pooping. People exercise their free will in terms of the condition of the toilet when they have finished their poop, CHOOSING to clean up the mess they create in the bowl, or CHOOSING to leave it for some else to do. You can also CHOOSE to wash your hands, or not bother.
Misty wrote:I would not choose to be programmed to die- would you? True free will would be unrestricted not confined and limited.
Seeing that I was not born perfect, there are aspects of my genetic wiring that require a degree of stuggle to keep under control. My free will allows me to CHOOSE to engage in that struggle or not to. I CHOOSE to engage in the struggle because God tells me it is of greater long term profit than not struggling and I choose to TRUST God's wisdom. The exercise my free will also allows me to TRUST that dying will bring me into a future state of existence without the need of such struggle.
TRUST does not exist in the absence of free will.