Christian Free Will

Free Will Bible Study

Christianity Oasis Ministry provides this Christian Free Will Bible study quest into the Biblical free will Bible verses as to discern the why do we have free will question. We will look into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk.

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is one of our guest favorites and thought provoking ... Christian Free Will Bible study journey searching the mysterious Biblical free will Bible verses. The purpose for this adventure is to find out the answer to, Why do we have free will and how the answer to that question affects modern day Christians. The extremely exciting and faith enhancing message that you will find within this Christian free will Bible study will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart.

Christian Free Will Bible Study

Why Do We Have Free Will Bible Verses

Today, we will be looking into what free will means and how free will affects Christians?

Romans 9:15-16

15 For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

So, God will have Mercy on whomever He chooses.

Easy enough. But, it also says: It is not of him that willeth or him that runneth?

It sounds like this is saying that another person's will, words or works (whether it be the soul being given the Grace or another's) will not determine or hinder God's Grace from being bestowed as God sees fit.

Here is a Christian Free Will Bible study tidbit of truth ... This suggests that another human's will, words and works do not define our destiny. What is the truth? Let us look within the Biblical free will Bible verses to discover the free will truth.

Another interesting aspect of God's will is. God uses whoever He wants to have His will to come to pass. Even those whom most may find to be unrighteous people.

Romans 9:17-18

17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
18 Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth.

God allowed Pharaoh to do what was done as to be able to show His power to all down the road. This brings to mind something Jesus answered the Apostles:

John 9:1-3

1 And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in Him.

This man was blinded for his entire life just for that very day as for God to receive glory.

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This brings to mind and heart a question which is asked by many doubting souls who write us. It just happens to be the next verse as well:

Romans 9:19

Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth He yet find fault? For who hath resisted His will?

The question is, how do humans have free will, if God's will cannot be resisted. If called Christians are being used as pieces of a Spiritual chess match, for righteous causes (such as the Apostles) and for what most deem as bad such as when God used Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar? The answer is within the next verse:

Romans 9:20-21

20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Who are we to question God's choices, will or motives.

Romans 9:22-23

22 What if God, willing to shew His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
23 And that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of Mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory,

How about a Christian Free Will Bible study trivia question for you ... There is a question in the minds and hearts of many Christians ... Do we, as Christians have Free Will or are all of our Choices pre-determined?

In other words ... Do we have the freedom to choose or are our choices made for us by cause, circumstance and external factors leading to a destiny already planned out for us?

This ideology that there is a pre-determined plan for our lives and we are just sojourning down this pre-determined path is what is titled by many as Determinism.

You see ... We Christians believe that God is omniscience or all knowing and therefore knows what is going to happen before it does. So He has determined what is to be.

We believe this because He has prophesied future events throughout the Bible.

Isaiah 46:9-10

9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

It is obvious that God does know what will be in the End.

So, the next Christian Free Will Bible study question becomes ... Do we really have free will and if so, why do we have free will? Can free will exist on a predetermined path?

Many Religious researchers, like to ask ... If God has already determined what is to be, how is it that humans have Free Will ... Which is the ability to freely choose to do our own will.

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Well, I have another Christian Free Will Bible study question for you. Why must it be one or the other? Is it because mankind's limited carnal mind has such limited Spiritual insight? Why do some tend to put God in a little box and limit Him to their understanding?

What if Fate is the result of our day to day choices that we make by applying our free will, which our Lord allows us to use. But, destiny is where we will be in the end and God knows that outcome. Let's be honest ... God did give man Free Will to make their own Choices from the start ...

Adam and Eve were given Free Will.

Genesis 2:16-17

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

These Biblical free will Bible verses reveal that God commanded that they not do something and yet said IF they chose to do so, they would suffer consequences of said choice. We all know that they did exercise their free will and chose to eat from the forbidden tree.

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Their choice ... Has affected every human born from that day on. Due to this free will Choice made by the first man and woman ... The Sin is now in the flesh of all mankind and when we are born, we are destined to death ...

Romans 5:12

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

Another Christian Free Will Bible study warning ... We must make the choice to believe in Jesus of our own free will. When we become Christians, we are reborn and receive Salvation and Everlasting Eternal Life. This absolutely awe inspiring, extremely exciting and merciful Biblical prophecy which was fulfilled called the New Covenant of Grace has completely changed the deadly destiny of death as it was made wholly void by the Blood of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

So, Adam and eve did have free will and their choice did have consequences that changed the destiny of all humans.

But ... God has given us another way to return to the original predestined path before Adam and Eve's choice altered the destiny.

But, we must use our free will yet again and choose to believe in Jesus.

Another Christian free will Bible verses example is, God promised Abraham a son would be conceived by Sarah.

But ... Sarah and Abraham utilized their free will and chose to take matters in their own hands;

Genesis 16:2

And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Here is a Christian Free Will Bible study fact ... The chain of events resulting from their exercising Free Will and their choice had another bloodline created through that child (Ishmael) which are still warring with the Israel to this day. Of Course God did keep His promise to Abraham and Sarah bore a child named Isaac.

Even Angels have free will ...

Genesis 6:2

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

The free will Bible verses tell us that there were also Free will offerings:

Leviticus 22:18-23

18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer unto the Lord for a burnt offering;
19 Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.
22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the Lord, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the Lord.
23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

Deuteronomy 23:23

That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the Lord thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

Ezra 3:4-5

4 They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;
5 And afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a freewill offering unto the Lord.

And what of the Free Will offerings "of the mouth" ...

Psalms 119:108

Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

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Free will to choose righteousness or wickedness:

Ezekiel 33:18-19

18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

Another Christian Free Will Bible study tidbit of truth ... The New Testament is also filled with parables of Jesus which reveal this Free Will where man is given the ability to CHOOSE.

Here is but one of the Biblical free will Bible verses example ...

Matthew 22:2-14

2 The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Many are called but few are chosen ... Because few choose.

A little Christian free will Bible study reminder; Man must be able to choose and to do so willingly.

Philemon 1:14

But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

Every aspect of Christianity, we are asked to willing choose to act.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

A Christian Free Will Bible fact ... People will have Free Will to choose, right up to and even through the End of Times.

Revelation 9:20-21

20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Then there are those who exercise their free will to serve the Lord and even choose to die for Him.

Revelation 20:4

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the Word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Here is yet another Christian free will Bible study on the free will Bible verses we have been reading trivia question ... Still believe we do not have Free Will to choose? Then why does the Lord say that those who overcome will not have their names blotted out of the Book of Life?

Revelation 3:5

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His Angels.

Think about it ... If we did not have Free Will, there would be no reason for judgment because if our path was predestined and we did not have Free Will. Why would we be punished, unless the choice was ours?

Revelation 20:12

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

So the judgment is based on choices made. Christian Free Will Bible verses share that we do have Free Will and we are to choose the right path. And whosoever Will:

Revelation 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

This Christian Free Will Bible study sharing various Biblical free will Bible verses has provided the answer to the age old question of why do we have free will. Believing it is up to you. The choice is yours, because ... You have free will.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

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