Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Entities Who Can't Sin

From the Errancy Discussion list, 2-14-99:

The standard argument is that man was given free will, which enabled him to "fall," because without this thing called "free will," humans would have been automatons. Our response to this has been to call attention to the biblical claim that God's nature is such that he cannot do anything that is contrary to objective or absolute morality and then to point out that if it is the case that God cannot do anything contrary to objective morality but is nevertheless an entity that has freedom to choose, then the existence of morally perfect entities that have free will is possible. Why then did God not create humans with this kind of nature? 

Farrell Till

[And I might add, since it is allegedly this God's will that none perish, I Timothy 2:3-4, he would had to have created man like himself, with free will and the inability to sin--but according to other scriptures he didn't create man this way at all, in fact, the Bible teaches that he created man in such a way that MOST would perish, Matt 7:13-14, thus creating the most egregious contradiction in the Bible and relegating the Bible to nothing more than a work of man. KWH]

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