The modern Christian church currently teaches that man has “free will.” By exercising this will, man can allegedly overpower the will of God. This idea makes the mind of man the supreme power of the universe. Thus Modern Christianity believes in the sovereignty of man, all the while dismembering the sovereignty of God.
This doctrine of man’s sovereignty is called Free Moral Agency . A Free Moral Agent believes that man’s choices determine his spiritual destiny. This concept allows your choices to take preeminence over God’s decisions, as though he had somehow abdicated his throne in favor of your wisdom. This preposterous delusion propels the carnal mind of man above the throne of God, thwarting his plans, nullifying his choices, demeaning his wisdom, dismantling his power, impugning his judgment, and trashing his sovereignty.
The absolute sovereignty of God is scripture. But Free Moral Agency is unscriptural religious dogma. To believe that your ultimate destiny is determined by your own choices is the utmost in idolatrous arrogance. Yet this egotistical concept has become the cornerstone of modern idolatry, the very foundation of Organized Christianity.
Free Moral Agency is a doctrine espoused only by self-righteous Christians. These people believe that their own free will has procured their present and future tranquility. Since they have already made the correct choice to love God, their doctrine of free will can do them no harm.
This doctrine then, is principally used to condemn the unbelievers. Once you finally find God and become enlightened to his goodness, Free Moral Agency is only a belief that damns everyone else. The doctrine of Free Will is not good news to the sinner! It is a scaffold of execution erected by the Nominal Christians who are infected with the carcinogen of self-justification. And this to the desecration of God’s perfect plan for every life, his unassailable power, and his boundless love.
Do you believe that you can alter in any way, your ultimate destiny with God? If so, then you believe that God has spent eons directing the most important project of his existence, and now at the climax of his work, he has suddenly passed all control and decision making to you. You believe that at this moment, God fearfully waits, trembling at your actions, teetering at your choices. Fretful and worried, he is on tiptoes, watching helplessly as your bestial mind determines the fate of his work.
Now you command the future of the universe, deflecting the power and wisdom of God by your wavering whim. Through your tiny and meaningless choice, you plunge his work into failure, or thrust yourself into the highest heaven. What ridiculous dribble. God has not abandoned his rulership of the heavens, or the earth, or your life. Nor has he transferred his sovereignty to you.
“Free will” is the carnal mind’s objection to God’s sovereignty. It is based on three precepts. The first is that evil is created by Satan and man. The second is that man controls his own desires. And the third is that God does not have a plan for every life. Those who believe in Free Moral Agency think that evil is created by Satan and by their fellow man; never by God. Accordingly they believe that Satan and mankind are now running around loose in the universe, wreaking havoc with God’s good plans. These people cannot comprehend that God is the creator, sustainer, and orchestrator of all things good and evil. They do not recognize that all evil originates in God. Instead they think that God is at war with evil, and that the rumor of his total sovereignty is a myth. This doctrine is the deification of Satan, and elevates the carnal mind of man to the status of creator. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.
The truth is quite the opposite. God is not at war with evil, he empowers it. If God has an enemy, it exists in your mind. Satan is a created being who does the bidding of his master like a whipped dog, and you are no better. Neither you nor Satan can modify God’s plan in any fashion at all. Nothing in this universe happens except by God’s command. All things are in accord with his supreme wisdom. Nothing can violate his will. All the actions of Satan and man have been foreseen and arranged by God. This does not mean that “evil” is “good.” This means that evil is God. You should not condone sin in any form at any time, but you are not God. God’s privileges are far greater than yours. You must come to recognize that every evil action has been ordained for a supernatural purpose. Evil works the work of God. It is part of his plan and it exists to accomplish his will.
The second precept of Free Moral Agency is that man controls his own desires. This too is erroneous, for every desire of man is spiritually originated and energized. The spirit of God instigates the desires of men, whether unto good and life, or unto evil and death. Both of these forces manifest the glory of God and exist for his pleasure. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Behind the desires of men, lie the purposes of God. These desires then give birth to the actions that God has ordained. All of your desires and works manifest his pleasure, as you apprehend the destiny that he has prepared for you. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
God is absolutely sovereign over the affairs of every man. Within this present, short dispensation, all men are either “ordained” unto a discernment of God’s truth, or “appointed” to blindness. Both of these stem from God’s choice, not yours. If you have been enabled to perceive God’s excellence, then you were “ordained” to this grace. As many as were ordained to eternal life believed. By his free unmerited favor, God opened your eyes. You did not come to him, he came to you.Unto you therefore which believe he is precious.
But those who cannot perceive the grandeur of the invisible God, are also in their situation by the choice of God. They have been “appointed” to their blindness. But unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
The third precept of Free Moral Agency assumes that God does not have an ultimate plan for every person. This is a direct assault on the omnipotence and omniscience of God. For even the most dreadful sinners alive today have not missed the plan of God. They are part of God’s plan, just as much as you are. Sin and failure in you and in those around you, is part of God’s plan to bring forth a cadre of Sons who are born in his own image. God is not now in the business of “saving” all men. Right now he is only bringing forth a firstfruits. He is carefully plucking only a few from the carnal insanity of earth. The gestation of these firstfruits requires that they be matured in an earthly environment of sin and death. This is the only environment in which agape-love can grow.
During this present dispensation, only those whom God has predestinated to hear the truth will be gathered into his spiritual habitation. The rest of mankind will be matured in the next dispensation. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
Free Moral Agency is the nonsense of organized religion. It is self-justification within the organized church, and condemnation for those outside. It is exaltation for the carnal mind, and denunciation for God’s plan and purpose. It is the sovereignty of man, at the expense of the sovereignty of God.
The truth is very different, for in reality God is the creator of both good and evil. He instigates the desires of men, and he has a plan for every life, even if you do not understand it.