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FREE MORAL AGENCY [1]

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Christians are the army of Christ

1)            Enshrined in the corpus of the revelation of His protocol, the Holy Bible, is the conceptual phenomenality of the facticity that makes every intelligent being of the creationism a free moral agent. Subtle capitalising stance of Satanism has enabled Lucifer to take wicked advantage of this freedom of moral agency, unbeknown to Adam –Lucifer’s main target— to inject spiritual adversity into the lives of beings. As dominating as God is, He still wants man to express his will and wish, but, only according to the dictates of His protocol.

                The first proof of free moral agency is captured in Genesis 2:15-17, “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The Creator’s speech, “thou mayest freely eat,” gives to created intelligent beings a discretionary status. ‘Took,’ from the 15th verse is lâqach (law-kakh’): ‘to fetch, lay hold of, bring, marry, take a wife, take in the hand.’ The LORD God took Adam by the hand to his Eden abode. ‘Put’ is yânach (yaw-nakh’): ‘to rest; settle down and remain; to deposit; by implication to allow to stay.’

Garden of Eden

                Was the Lord God in firm control of His creation? Telling Adam of his Eden responsibilities points to God’s absolute suzerainty. The word ‘dress’ is the Hebrew ‛âbad (aw-bad’): ‘to work, serve.’ And ‘keep’ is shâmar (shaw-mar’): ‘to guard, give heed, have charge of, keep watch and ward, protect.’ Simply put, the Hebraic word for ‘commanded’ tsâvâh (tsaw-vaw’) is: ‘to enjoin.’ Now the words ‘freely’ and ‘eat’ of the 16th verse are the same Hebrew ‘âkal (aw-kal’): ‘to eat, devour, burn up, feed.’ It reminds one of ‘surely’ and ‘die’, both of which are mûth (mooth): ‘to die’ – i.e. thou shalt surely die – of the 17th verse which, in this case, has a literal rendition of “in eating you are free to eat any fruit of your choice” – free moral agency, no doubt.

                Scriptural veridicality as revealed in God’s enjoinment of Genesis 2, verse 17 underscores God’s preeminent sovereignty over His creation. When you merge Jehovah’s authorship of creationism with His adjudicatory ultimacy, what you must be in awareness of is His Almighty Godhood over all phenomenality. Does His Almightiness not come in the way of His dealings with man so that He must of necessity force people to do His divine will all the time, making a whole lot of nonsense of this free moral agency?

Jonah and the fish

Jonah and the fish

                God does not force people to do His will. Protagonists will ask, “What about Israel, Jonah and Jesus – His wilderness experience”? To Israel, God’s scriptural firstborn, He made known through the prophetic utterance of Moses, in Deuteronomy 11:26-28, “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27) A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28) And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.” The free moral agency endowment of Divinity is never intended for any intelligent being to do as he so wishes in non-compliant attitude with the Creator’s will. Every intelligent being represents the LORD God in the sphere of his chosen intellectualism. The LORD God, indeed, is in firm control of the affairs of the beings of creationism.

Isaiah 7:9

                Deuteronomy 30:15-20 reads, “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 16) In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17) But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18) I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. 19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20) That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” What does this message mean, in the light of free moral agency?

Get born again from sinfulness

Adamic abuse of free moral agency

                To get born again, say, believing every word of it, this prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.

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