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Human Will- part 4

I have promised to write about the process I went through learning more about the human will. First I want to summarize the last three posts: "the sinful nature is always hostile to God", because of a heart that hates Jesus that's why
we have to be born again
He is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him the source of sin is the heart, not the will the sinner chooses sin because he prefers it, it's in his nature, though of course he doesn't enjoy the effects of such a choicewe received a new heart from God, which yearns to fulfill God's purposes and His will on earthsin is more than an action, it's a state of beingthe will is ruled by the mind and heart, which have been corrupted by sin, so if the man would want to turn towards God, it is God Himself who has to work "to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose"We don't preach the Good News BECAUSE WE believe that people are free a…
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Human will- part 3

As I continue with what I started, I want to encourage you to open your hearts and minds to ask for answers and understanding from God. I'm not writing about this topic because I think I know everything about this, not at all. I think I'm only at the surface and still I find it remarkable and exciting, like looking into a treasure chest and finding hidden jewelry or old gold coins. Today I'll write as a follow-up to my last post. Even though it's a new year and I should post something about it, I won't. It doesn't always have to be as expected. Enjoy reading... I will use Scriptures more for those who are skeptical about this topic.
3. The Incapability of the Human Will

There are a few questions that we have to find answers to. Can a person deny or accept Jesus as their Savior? Admitting that the person hears the Good News (Romans 10:17) and the Holy Spirit convicts him/her of the lost condition he/ she is in (John 16:8), does it have to do with the ability of …

The Human Will- part 2

This is a follow-up post to the last two I've posted about the human will and choice. I planned to finish these posts sooner, but I'm at ease and don't stress myself, because everything has its own time. This won't be long, it's rather a shorter post. So, today's post is about... 

2. The Human Will's Bondage
In the last post I was writing about the Nature of the Human Will, how it is influenced to have a preference before choosing anything. Then we realized that the source of our choices is our heart, not the will. We received a new heart from God, which yearns to fulfill God's purposes and His will on earth. Let us look at what holds the will in bondage.
After Adam sinned, the human will was biased toward evil and hence it is free in one way, that is the way of evil. What is the bondage then? It is a depraved heart. There's a good illustration to this: let's say I hold an apple in my hand and if I let it fall, it will always fall downwards not…

The Human Will- part 1

This is the first part of the series on the Human Will I want to write about. Read the introduction (my previous post) to know why I'm writing about this topic and where my inspiration comes from. 1. The Nature of the Human Will
When the will is acting it means that it has a choice between a positive and a negative or if not there is an inclination towards one rather than the other. Which means that something causes or influences it to choose. This leads to the fact that the will isn't sovereign. A few might say that they can turn their eyes' attention to the right or left and their minds would be indifferent of which they do. That's a contradiction, because it supposes that they can choose one thing in preference to another while being in a state of indifference. Maybe the mind and even the will was indifferent up until it came to have a preference. When indifference disappeared, choice was made.  Indifference --> influence --> preference --> choice --> a…

Do We Have a Free Will? - Introduction

This post of mine is inspired from a book I've been reading for months. I didn't finish it, not because I don't like it, but because it challenged me... there were things that I believed about God and they weren't quite right. There were things in between, which if we have to illustrate, it would look like living with a blurred eyesight and being in need of glasses. The book is one of the books that spoke to the core things in my life and challenged my beliefs. Firstly, it is because it speaks about the Father in a perspective which maybe doesn't necessarily feel right, but which is true looking at the Bible as a whole. Secondly, it is because you get a glimpse of the God Almighty and you feel like a nobody (not in a bad way, but truly realizing who you are compared to His greatness) and as you see Him, you end up worshiping, standing in awe and loving Him more than ever before. Thirdly, it is because of the writing of the book, which is complex, deep, thought-pro…

Who are you?

One day I woke up with a song, as I very often do, and I told myself I will write it down to not forget it. What do you think I did? Of course I did not write it down. When you're sleepy you just think "I won't forget it, I just want to doze a little bit more and afterwards I'll write it down", but as you maybe know, you forget it and regret not writing it down. I only know that the song was about lots of questions about who God is, how He is and what great things He does. I was pondering about these questions and then the same week the leader of the Mission spoke about how Jesus declared in John 6 who He was. When He declared who He was, most of the people knew Him only for a year. He shocked them by what He said:  I am the true Bread of Life.Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died.But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die.I alone am this living Bread that has come to you fro…

Run to, not from

I missed writing on my blog, because I really enjoy it a lot. What I want to write about today is knowing that God is a very good Father, always thinking of the best of us and for us. I can't describe how thankful I am and how my heart is overflowing with gratitude. It's astonishing to see how much He cares for an unimportant girl in a little town in an Eastern European country on a little planet. The lesson I'm learning to practice and believe in with my heart's mind is: God loves me unconditionally and wants me close.
You may think: didn't you know that already? It's an old story. Yes, you're right, because He was, is and always will be like that. I won't complicate my post. And I hope from now on I will post short thoughts and things I've been learning. So stay tuned.
Now back to what I meant with the statement: God loves me unconditionally! I realized that running to God whenever you fail, fall, sin, hurt, or simply feel overwhelmed is the best…