Do We Have A Choice

Strangely enough, God did give us a choice. God is love, and love always provides a choice; it makes sure that you don't feel forced into doing what you don't want to do.

This may seem strange to believe that some people make the wrong choice in this matter. But in fairness, it only seems strange if you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who rose again for us. For those who don't believe this, our belief can seem to be irrational nonsense to them.

Now, our belief can be argued in any number of ways:

An argument to challenge the intelligent about our belief is both simple and reasonably flawless:

The premise or our argument is easy to understand: If we are right we will spend eternity with God; if we are wrong, we will cease to exist when we die. The proof of our argument is equally simple.

As believers, when we die, we will either know that we were right, or we will never know that we were wrong, because we will have ceased to exist.

However, for non-believers, when they die they will either never know if they were right, or they will spend eternity knowing just how wrong they were.

There is enough logic in that argument to satisfy most people if it were a question of reason.? However, it is not as simple as that as it is a question of faith.

Rom 3:28
(28) Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the works of the Law.

An argument to challenge the untrusting or those who are doubting is equally simple:

The premise of our argument is that our God answers our prayers. The proof of our belief is again very easy to understand.

If they will start to earnestly pray (and make a note of their prayers) as we do, they will see for themselves because they will be able to tick off their prayers which God has answered.

They will either have a list of prayers that have been ticked off that is better than what mere coincidence could account for or they won't. They will either have the proof of God in their handwriting or they will know that we are wrong. As the evidence, they will have acquired in their own experience, it is also unchallengeable and trustworthy.

If it were only a question of trust, this argument would sway most reasonable people. However, it is not as simple as that as it is a question of faith.

1Co 1:27
(27) But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

Indeed, such is the issue of faith that it cannot be easily argued by people in this world because it is beyond reason.

That is probably why God chose faith as the medium in which He would work.

Heb 11:6
(6) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

If it were something that could be reasoned out, then man would be able to achieve his salvation through his intelligence. If it were a question of strength, then man could reach his salvation employing his might. But it is not. It is a matter of faith by which a man can achieve his salvation and God has chosen this as a leveller of all men. Faith is not a product of strength or intelligence. It is far beyond those things.