Is there such a thing in the sense that it is spoken of? I was thinking of a certain debate I've entered into, scriptual one, and realised that no matter what might be said, hearers of scripture are plainly given to hear it as they will - however it is that I may hear a teaching, another may well not - and it's intended to be that way.
Free will is just that. On the other hand, "proof" is for making a deal, to buy and sell, seek for a sign etc. "Who has the true religion, do they have proof?" Biblical debate ends up boiling down to opinion. Free will allows us to carry out and live our intention - it's not just cases of 'inadequate historical resources' - we are provided with free will.
"Take heed then how you hear; for to him who has will more be given"
..Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?"
Edited by - a paduan on 22 August 2002 10:21:46