Hopefully, you will make the right decision”
Question: I know that humans will live contrary to the word of God. We are not perfect. If God knows this why didn’t He make us serve him?
Answer: “For God so loved the whole, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in Him should nor perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). If God loved us so much what caused us to perish? We were created in God’s image. God gave us intelligence, emotions and a will. We were given everything needed, and Adam (men, not Eve) rebelled against God and disobeyed a simple commandment (Genesis 2:16-17). At that moment Man was capable of making a choice. In seminary school an instructor once said that’ since we were created in God’s glory he could not think of a better way to glorify God by freely choosing to worship, praise and serve Him’. We all have a free will to make choices that will impact of lives. This falls under the doctrine of Anthropology/Study of Man.
Sin is an umbrella sheltered for a variety of negative traits. Jealousy, envy, disobedience, strife, murder, just to name a few. Sense guilt is attached to sin it must be the free act of a responsible being – one who understands the difference between right and wrong. This is what is called a free moral agent. We are free moral agents. God is looking for one that will make the right decision. God is searching for one with a good moral character. God needs one that will pass the test and placed their loyalty to Him. God is looking for an obedient warrior to be a part of His magnificent army. Will you enlist today? How effective would an army be if each were forced to fight? I guarantee that the soldiers would not have a commitment to win. When I enlisted in the Marine Corps I was motivated to go to any lengths to win. When I signed on the dotted line I agreed that I would adapt to everything that will make me a good soldier. Well, that’s the same concept of enlisting in God’s army. When one makes a commitment to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and as the head of your life you have made a choice to allow God to fashion your life only as God can do.
Rev Deal is the senior pastor of Every Christian’s Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Please write to Reverend Deal at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW 7 Terrace, Fort Lauderdale Fla, or email at David.firstname.lastname@example.org