A Free Will Warning – Please Don’t Blame God
Free Will = Christianity’s lame attempt to excuse God of his responsibilities.
I don’t see any Scripture pointing to God being “responsible for DOING OR CAUSING Evil” (James 1:13 proves this) but only in CREATING evil (Isaiah 45:7) as already discussed “as it is written”.
Maybe men who cannot accept this Scriptural fact are just seeking to “blame God” For “their own” evil as God created Evil within these limited boundaries. Thus, to do evil becomes none of His Responsibility (God is a Genius, that man still can’t see).
I will stick to Job & ‘NOT’ blame God as “it is written”:
“Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” (Job 1:22, NASB)
You may continue to remain “blaming God” (speaking ‘harshly against Him’) but here’s a warning regarding that type of speech sir (also “as it is written”):
“to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” (Jude 1:15)
I will trust God’s Word “as it is written” than any of your “let’s blame God as a moral responsibility for my own sins done by my own choice – attitude” (it’s so immature & shallow sir).
(i) If Free Will doesn’t exist and God influenced you too do evil (contradicting James 1:13), then did God make you to “speak AGAINST Him”?
It’s an Absurd thought that God was controlling “your OWN action” to “speak AGAINST Him” (such are ‘your self contradictory opinions’ points to – which are Scripturally baseless & never makes any sense).
(ii) Does “create” and “do” mean different things?
Can the one ‘who created the knife’ be blamed’ for ‘the knife being used to murder another person?’ NO!
It’s similar here. The “Creator” of the knife or the One who gave the ‘knowledge of knowing what is Evil’ (God) is NOT to be blamed for the ‘choice of committing murder’ (Creation’s OWN will by its OWN CHOICE). As simple as that.
(iii) How about the verses that say God is Sovereign over all?
All of it can be understood easily among similar lines as follows, please consider wisely:
We are on a cyclic repeat
“For from Him and through Him and unto Him are all things. To Him be the glory to the ages! Amen.” (Romans 11:36)
(i) Those verses prove His Will only with regards to
For From Him = ‘creating all things’ (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16)
Through Him = ‘allowing all things to practice their will’ in vanity (Romans 8:21, Ecclesiastes 1:14, Ecclesiastes 1:2) because what God does is NOT Vanity (thus what is vanity is done by creation accounting to ‘not’ God’s Will, namely its “OWN evil” and will be judged for it Ecclesiastes 3:17)
To Him = ‘despite creation’s sins’, God in His Mercy still has willed to reconcile & Save all of it (Colossians 1:20, “His Will” part revealed in Ephesians 1:8 – 10 distinct from the ‘creation’s will’ or ‘despite the will of all things implied’,, the meaning of being ‘subjected’ to hope’ in Romans 8:20 not by ‘creation’s own will’ in order to ‘deliver it from this vanity of self evil which God created to exist such, James 2:13, the ‘mercy on all’ in Romans 11:32 won’t make any sense if God authored that disobedience/unbelief; the word ‘mercy’ itself points to God implying to Save creation despite its OWN prison of disobedience by its OWN actions which God created for it in His Foreknowledge to “CHOOSE” as discussed in detail in an earlier post too detailing all these aspects even agreeing to the etymology of the word used in Original Scripture).
If you still see it shallowly, so be it. I will stick to Job 1:22 for Scripture is always right and not our perceptions to “Blame God for evil done by our own actions” in this “temporal vanity” period of “all things: which “excludes” God (1 Corinthians 15:27)
The rest of the Scripture is to be seen similarly because there is NOT one Scripture mentioning that “God DID or CAUSED evil” but rather that He did NOT only as the example verse below clearly states “as it is written”:
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” (James 1:13)
Be wise like Job rather than those ‘who blame God’ as “it is written”:
“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:22, KJV)
Last but not least, here’s a “free will choice” regarding “your OWN words”:
“”For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:37)
Sorry to be a little harsh, but I have to be such to help you see the weight of this matter of wrongly “blaming God” (in ANY way) when it comes to ‘exegesis of Scripture with regards to Evil’, please consider this next statement deeply (May God have Mercy):
I’m pretty sure your ‘claim’ that ‘God made me speak those words against Him or when I sinned it was under God’s Influence’ won’t be accepted on Judgment Day; please, be serious, thank you.
“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all those opposing you will not be able to resist nor to reply to.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 21:15)