When asked about the problem of suffering in this world, and why an omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnieverything God would stand by and do nothing in the face of so much human misery, Christians often use the phrase “free will” as a sort of catchall justification for their god’s foibles.
It begs the question as to whether or not there will be free will in heaven. Christians are divided.
On the yes side of those saying there will be free will in heaven, almost all say that even though there will be free will, there will not be any sin. Is this even possible? If free will means the ability to choose between good and evil and/or the ability to choose whether or not to love God, how is it that no one can sin in a heaven with free will?
On the other side are those Christians who come right out and say they do not believe there will be free will in heaven, since there will no longer be “a need” for free will. Yet God wants us to have the free will to choose to love him. Love with no free will is not true love?
My thought is that, yes, there will be free will…but God’s glory will be so over powering that we will choose to love him. Anyways, I am sure he has it sorted.
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