Indeed everything that God created is good. Though ever it can be used for malice and twisted into evil. It was October 1, 2008 and this thought just popped into my mind as I was swimming alone in a pool at Tropical Palace, trying to buff up my stamina for the supposed basketball game later that night.
And I deduced “How was it that the good God made is now widely used in ways that are unimaginably evil?” one thought came to my mind – Free Will
I once knew a pastor who told me about his views and beliefs of free will. He told me that free will never existed – why? Because the Bible never mentioned it. But I believe it exists - it is an unmentioned gift that God bestowed upon us and His angels. I believe the opposite of free will does not exist – Why? Because even Balaam’s donkey had a sense of reason and free will. And animals are not supposed to have a soul – as far as we know at least. And because God is so Holy He cannot even begin to conjure evil in His own thoughts so how come it entered into our story? The story of God and the human race? It’s because of free will. Evil is not created. Evil is a choice.
I thought about it and it could just be true that it was free will that started all evil – the choices and little decisions we make each day. And the more I thought of it, the more that I dreaded it. I just wished there was absolute good – until I remembered the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
I was reminded that Jesus had free will of His own. But evil never entered His life. And His free will He used for God’s will – He used for Good alone. And it dawned on me that this free will God has gifted us with – we can use it for good as well because that’s how God originally intended it to be.
God is so good that He gave men the gift of choice. He never interfered – never once did God possess a human being because He wants us to make choices of our own. And only through free will can we give 100% unblemished glory to our God because it will come from our choice to do so if we choose to.
By free will we have fallen, by free will we are saved.