Borrowed Truths

You Are Accountable

you are accountable
Borrowed Truths

You Are Accountable

You are allowed to do whatever it is you want to do; it is called free will, and it is one of the reasons the Scriptures say, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6) It is also one of the reasons that religious organizations and public-school systems require obedience.

One must wonder, left on our own, what would civilization be like, without a clear and defined set of rules enacted by someone, would chaos reign, or would people live together in relative harmony.

Two verses come to mind. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Gen. 6:5) And “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)

Satan is of course attempting to take us back to those days, using the nations that are supposedly intended to protect all with rules set in place to maintain order while pretending to allow complete personal freedom of choice in other areas. It amazes me that so few can see this happening. It has taken a relatively few short decades to set this debacle into place, to modify the moral standards as it were, but one must wonder, would we as a whole, need his assistance.

Why did the sin of Adam, his rebellion towards God in breaking the one commandment set before him bring this verse into being. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9) Why did the knowledge of good and evil bring Paul to write in Romans 7:19, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Why is our propensity to go towards the evil when we also have the knowledge of good?

One must wonder, was all that Adam did before he ate of the fruit of that tree good, and that moment simply showed him that there was another choice, did that moment bring upon him, and all of mankind subsequently, the knowledge that we have free will. Did Adam make a conscience decision to sin, to disobey, before his lips touched that fruit, and the moment that he did simply seal the fate of all mankind. His first response was expected, so to speak, he tried to hide, he knew that he had done wrong, and so he tried to hide from the punishment that he knew was due him.

Free will must always come with a choice, it allows us to not be controlled, it offers us the ability to choose, and each choice has two consequences, good or evil. Man has attempted to not only restrain but to direct the moral construct of his fellow man, and almost invariably for his own gains, for his own lust, greed, vanity and pride. It always starts with the young, they can be programmed much easier, whether it be in loyalty to the particular nation they live in, or even the geographical area, or to a religious tenet, whether that be in fear and awe of the Most High, or to a religious ideology, but it is always for the same reason, no matter the information instilled in them, obedience, it is always meant to manipulate their free will.

I have seen small children enjoying the sunshine playing children’s games, and I have seen them carrying rifles being taught to hate another group of people.

Grown men make these decisions for them, and at this moment, they are teaching them to fear, they are teaching them that if they do not wear a mask, they could be responsible for the death of another, they are using the guise of love to bring a time of fear upon them, upon nearly all who have been taught from their youth to obey.

It can be very difficult to completely express our free will, for some I fear it can be nearly impossible, for we have all been trained, whether we like to admit it or not, in a particular way for a particular cause, for a reason. Sometime in your life you must come to the conclusion of whether or not that path you are on is one you would have chosen for yourself.

For the born-again believer, we have little choice if we desire to be obedient to the One we love, we are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. (Romans 12:2) Yet even in this, we still have free will. In either case, you will be held accountable. (Romans 14:12)

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