FAQ: God’s Choice? Our Freedom? Or Both?

Warm up Questions

Do we have freewill?
Does God know everything before it happens?
Does God decide everything before it happens?

Questions for Christians

What does it mean that God is sovereign?
What does it mean to have freewill?
Does God plan out our future? How much of it?
If God plans our future, when we sin is it God’s fault or ours?
Did God make Judas betray Jesus?
Can our choices mess up God’s plan?
Does God choose who will be saved and who will be damned?

Questions for non-Christians

If we have freewill, where does it come from?
Can we have freewill without a soul?
Do you believe in: fate, destiny, providence, or karma?

Scriptures on:

God’s Providence and Sovereignty: Genesis 1:1; 22:8; 50:20; 1 Kings 22:17-28; Job 42:2-3; Psalms 103:0-22; 115:3; 135:6-7; 145:9-21; Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 40:1-31; 44:24-28; 46:10-11; Jeremiah 32:17-19; Daniel 4:30-37; Amos 3:6; Matthew 6:25-33; 10:29-31; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28; 5:34-39; 17:24-28; Romans 8:28; 9:11-24; Ephesians 1:11; 3:11-13

God’s Foreknowledge: 1 Samuel 23:10-13; 1 Kings 22:14; Isaiah 42:9; 46:10-11; Daniel 2:28; Micah 5:2; John 6:64; Acts 2:23; Romans 8:29; 11:1-2; 1 Peter 1:1-2, 20

Human Freedom and Accountability: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-21; Exodus 4:21; 8:15, 19, 32; 9:7, 12, 34; 10:1; Deuteronomy 30:16-19; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 6:6; Ezekiel 18:21-23; Romans 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Revelation 20:11-15

Predestination/Foreordination and Election: Genesis 12:1-3; 15;6; Exodus 33:19; Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 28:16; Jeremiah 29:11; Joel 2:32; Matthew 11:25-27; Luke 8:11-15; John 3:3-8; 6:37-44; 10:27-29; Acts 2:21; 13:48; Romans 8:1-10:13; Galatians 3:6-9; Ephesians 1:3-14; 2:1-10; Philippians 1:6; 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:9; James 5:11; Revelation 22:17

Apostasy: Luke 8:11-15; John 15:6; Galatians 1:6; 5:4; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 3:12; 6:4-8; 10:26-31; 2 Peter 3:17; 1 John 2:19

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