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Thursday, April 17, 2008

FREE WILL

What one will really have to do is look at the Greek and Hebrew to see if the word used means "voluntary"/ "volitional".


Leviticus 22:23
You may, however, present as a freewill offering an ox or a sheep that is deformed or stunted, but it will not be accepted in fulfillment of a vow.


Also one will have to see if the word can mean a "possibility".



If something is "Volitional" then that should weed out a "Hard deterministic" understandng & if the word is also a "possibility" then a "compatibilistic" understanding is also weeded out.

Thus the only interpretation left would be LFW.


In the New Testament, I noticed that alot of words were translated as "Might", "May".....ect. These words carry with them a sense of "possibility". So one will have to look at the greek word.....and look at it's mood....for wherever we have "possibility" language we have LFW.



Calvinists tend to make fun of Arminians for believing that Jesus made Salvation "possible" for all.

Yet we have this very same "possible" language in the New Testament.


John 1:7
He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.

John came as a light so that all men "might" believe....it doesn't say "John came so that some will" believe.




John 3:15
that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.





John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.



John 12:36
Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.








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