My family is going to be gone over the next couple of weekends, so I’m very mindful of the fact that I need to get my work done in good time. Work does include this blog. And since there are no huge things going on in my life at the moment, let’s gets back to that book of Randy Alcorn’s, “If God is Good”.

After discussing the fall of man and how much more we enjoy life having been through troubles, Randy says something interesting. He says, “Though evil had no part in God’s original creation, it was part of His original plan.” I have never thought of things that way. Think about it. Jesus was slain before the foundation of the world. The Lord, who knows everything from beginning to end, knew what would happen when He gave us free choice. He also knew who would accept him and who would reject Him.

And so, “the problem of evil is the problem of freedom”. Think about this. In America we believe that each person has a right to choose their own spouse. Most of us believe that arranged marriages are antiquated ideas that no one should have to put up with in this modern age… But that might not be the best example, because arranged marriages do work. Most the time, arranged marriages work better than the ones we decide on for ourselves.

I’m not sure of any good examples of how freedom harms us. Can anyone else come up with a better idea?

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  1. Kat Says:

    Having freedom can turn into a bad thing because people can find things that God didn’t intend for us to know about/do if we are free to explore…the only example I can think of right now, unfortunately, is sexual freedom…God intended the act of sex to be an intimate expression of love between a man and his wife, but people have perverted it so much (rape, homosexuality, affairs, casual sex, prostitution, etc…)

    But, on the other hand, I learned in my Joyce Meyers devotional the God wants us to be free of wordly things, cares, and concerns so we can follow Him relentlessly… (that is usually easier said than done, tho)

    I guess the whole thing is a toss up depending at how you look at it…

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