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The Bible teaches the free will of man is controlled by the sinful nature. It is in our human DNA to sin. According to Romans 3:10-12 King James Version [KJV], “There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one”. If you compare a sinful person to what is states in the Bible, further research will tell you that man cannot make righteous choices and be right in the sight of God, we are all broken in the sight of him.
In the beginning at the fall in the garden of the Eden. Adam and Eve did not know what sin was until Eve convinced Adam to make a decision and take a bite of the forbidden fruit that the serpent deceived Eve into thinking it was good. Instantly the pleasure of eating the fruit was so enticing that they ate it however on the flip side of that is dealing with the pain and sorrow of your own sin against God. Joubert (2011) claims, “Did Adam have the power of free choice? Free will entails the existence of a conscious agent with mental capacities and states-sensations, thoughts, beliefs, desires and knowledge of those states” (p.3). Those states are given from God too us to make sound moral decisions in our lives. Aglosolos (2011) states, “God had to give man a free will so that He can experience true love from His created so that pleasure is achieved” (p.2). God gave us something unique when he created us so that we could make those decisions for ourselves.
Aglosolos, D. (2011) Why did god give man a free will if he know we’ll just use it to do evil? Retrieved by http://www.livingwaters-
Joubert, C. (2011). Adam’s free choice and the cause of sin. Retrieved by https://answersingenesis.org/bible-characters/adam-