Free-Moral Choice

The justice of God is necessitated by the fact that there will be a final judgment wherein most of the world will be condemned to the destruction of hell. The fact that there will be accountability for sin in judgment assumes that there must be a just God who will bring all of us before judgment. Therefore, in order for there to be a just and fair judgment, those who are judged must be fairly judged by a just God. Just judgment before a just God can happen only if we are held completely accountable for our own behavior. And for us to be held completely accountable for our own behavior in final judgment, we must be truly free to make our own decisions in this life.

This brings us to the ability to make choices that God has instilled within all men. In order for just judgment to be conducted in reference to every individual, every individual must be a truly free-moral individual who lives in an environment wherein choices of either good or evil can freely be made.

In order for God to be just in judgment, therefore, man must be a true free-moral individual with the ability to make choices. By free we mean that we must have the right or freedom to make choices of either good or evil. By moral we mean that we must have the freedom to make moral choices in reference to our behavior, and subsequently, our eternal destiny. By individual we mean that we must be an independent personality wherein our heart can be influenced. We cannot be truly free individuals if our minds cannot make either right or wrong choices that are outside the direct influence of the Holy Spirit. A truly free-moral individual has the freedom to make choices of either good or evil in an environment wherein choices of either good or evil can be made.

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