”…Choose you this day whom ye will serve” King James Version (KJV)
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. …Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live.” New International Version (NIV)
Even God Gives us the Right to Choose
This is very simple to understand. God has given us free will. We are free moral agents capable of deciding the life we wish to live. Our choices will most certainly determine the outcomes of our lives. Some of our choices may lead to a life of oppression. Nevertheless, without the freedom to be oppressed we would never have the freedom to be free. And if God gives us this type of freedom, who are we to attempt to take it away in the name of religion?
This post is based on Chapter 3 of “God is Not a Republican.” The chapter title is “Oppressive Freedom.” Join our mailing list to be notified of the upcoming release. Click here to read more of the book.