Paul has come to my mind..and his word on 'I was once alive 'apart" from sin...then the commandment came..
and sin seduced me..and I died. thinking along the lines of being alive once' as maybe possessing
freedom at that time to choose..but being 'seduced" by the sin in our flesh..becoming captive to the
will of sin..then no longer being free to exercize our 'will'.[Grace came to Paul d/t him being blind/ignorant]
yes..the commandment came 'this is my son..listen to Him"
the 'choose' this day who you will serve....element.
.once you choose..you are no longer free..for whatever you serve..is your master.
Lord save me from 'willful' sin!! the good I desire to do..I do not..that which I desire not to do,I do....
shows that when we 'will' to serve God and do good..sin's law[captivity] continues with a will of it's own..
the scriptures speak of those taken captive of the will of the devil. are 'captives" free?
the whole world 'is blinded" [deceived"] of the evil one.......
can you make a free will choice....of your own will..if you make it in a decieved state. Is that legal? lol!!!
is there an 'age" of accountability? where you make an informed 'choice" of your own free will? am thinking
of the law covenant..with all it's rules and regulations spelled out.....subsequent curses and blessings...
THE SPIRIT IS WILLING......BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK!!!!
are we 'willing to believe the lie..if there is no love of truth in us? Is that how we become deceived?
do we 'compromise' in the temporal..to stay off inevitable suffering of death? why do we believe a lie?
thinking of little children...gullible man..should 'innocence' be naive? He tells His children..
be cautious as serpents! yet innocent as doves..he commends the dishonest manager because he
had asked shrewdly[keen-witted] what? sharp insite and clever=the spirit of the lord is sharper than
any two edged sword..able to divide/discern[keen]
the creature was subjected to 'vanity' not of it's own will..but by the will of He who subjected it........
has Adam been saved from willful sin by the higher will of the Father..for the express purpose of this
good/evil exercize as part of our eternal education? Is that why the woman was decieved..and the
Adam..though not decieved..also 'ate"?