That contradicts everything in your post that came before it.Originally posted by megashawn
The religious version is you have 2 choices. You can do gods will and have the promise of eternal life in heaven. You can do your own will and have the threat of eternal suffering. It is that simple.
That particular choice, yes - it was an important one. But you just agreed that not all choices are like that.I mean why did Adam originally fall from gods grace? Because he made a decision against gods will.
What is "the free will clause?"Originally posted by FZ+
But the free will clause, which is used to justify evil, seemingly does insist on such a binary system, stating that free will precisely does require two choices - good and evil.
I'm a little confused here: megashawn agreed with my points but not my conclusion: People fall into a THIRD CATEGORY, ie, they are not inherrently good or inherrently evil. We are inherrently imperfect and sinful (according to the bible) but that is NOT the same thing as inherrently evil.
Maybe the third category is freewill itself. God is inherrently good, satan inherrently bad, and people have a choice.