God's Sovereignty, Free Will and Evolution

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Free will can bring on debate after debate. Predestination, the elect, and evolution all have something to say on the matter of free will. Free will runs thru every aspect of American politics, welfare through criminal justice. Free will underpins the American Dream that anyone can make something of themselves no matter the start of their lives. The right to choose right or wrong is part of free will. As Christians we understand this as “moral liberty” - the capacity to discern and pursue the good, instead of merely being compelled by appetites and desires. The great enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant reaffirmed this link between freedom and goodness. “If we are not free to choose”, he argued, “then it would make no sense to say we ought to choose the path of righteousness.

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