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Why Libya Stretches the Credibility of Compassion by Almighty God - It is Man that Wars by Choice

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 25, 2011 at 19:42

I suppose this might be a part two, started for the reason that in my previous response, in order to obtain insight to the more pertinent aspect of your post, how to grasp the circumstances of an omnipotent GOD that allows for so much injustice. In doing so, I did make mention of my understanding of free will, yet leaving it incomplete for the sake of addressing the other concerns. But in reality, addressing free will does take its part in the inhumanities that your post and the posts of others which seem incomprehensible.

This was what was written last time: "Free will is not only misunderstood, it is obscenely misapplied. True free will, that which is spoken of in 'religious' terms, is not the type of human attitude in decision making events of every sort, of a mental process that says I will do whatever I want, whenever I want, however I want. That kind of willfulness that we see rampant in the world and all of the world's history has consequences: therefore it is not 'free;' all must pay, one way or another. There is only one 'free will' allotted to each individual. We'll come back to that later." In my haste to make the response in a timely manner, I neglected to return to the issue of free will as the Holy Scriptures reveal to me.

The free will inherent to humanity, that certain decision of the various choices allotted to man in the garden, only one choice was given a consequence of a bad decision, all others allowed in 'freedom.' When man and woman sinned by violating the one they could not argue, all other free choices were reduced to choices with consequences, all of which eventually leading to one conclusion, death. But, one free choice remained. That one free choice was to decide to be obedient to Almighty God's commandments, an act that for sinful humanity is impossible except by turning to Almighty God in the way He deemed acceptable to His plan. To exercise that one remaining 'free choice,' an individual obtains restoration of fellowship with Almighty God through Jesus Christ, and that also re-establishes choices to do the will of Almighty God in the love relationship spoken of by Jesus Christ.

This is the only place I understand that free will still functions, that as I said before, all other decision making processes outside the will of Almighty God has consequences, that payment for the original willfulness of mankind leads eventually to death, not to mention all of the other evil fruits of a will person; murder, stealing, greed, lust, et al. Therein lies the injustice found in mankind, that which even the most patient quality of Almighty God in His longsuffering love will allow for judgment. It is therefore mankind that deserves the indignant expression of anger, that the iniquities of mankind have been tolerated by a loving Almighty God for so long: He will put an end to it. The only questions remaining: when He does, who will be ready?

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