Does God Really Respect Demonstrations of Free Will?

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Natural consequences of actions cannot be construed to be punishment from God. God’s dealings with Adam and Eve reveal respect for mankind’s exercise of free will.

Mankind is not conferred with free will in respect of treatment of fellow men or women. Deliberate mistreatment of others always will incur punishment from God.

Leaders lead but do not subjugate. Rulers lead yet rule, combine leadership with subjugation of their own people. In presence of professional armies, some war always is inevitable. Who amasses assets but never wants to use them?

Whenever a person who represents God’s agenda is rejected by the people, whatever pivot God institutes in response to His respect for people’s free will becomes part of His will for the rejected person.

Whenever people reject God’s path, God respects their free will, yet consequences of a different path are brought to bear on people’s circumstances.

God’s choice led to many years of peace and prosperity for Israel. The people’s initial choice led to many years of warfare and fear for the future.

By the way, while lineage of Israel remains preserved to this day, lineage of the Philistines no longer is decipherable.

Holding characters of a leader and a ruler equal, can rulership ever outperform leadership at improving of a people’s welfare?

Given God respects our demonstrations of free will, we are not robots, we truly have capacity for choice.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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