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Unformatted text preview: low our inclinations in all our actions. However, we must be prepared to accept the
consequences of those actions. The concept of Free Will is already established in Gen. Ch. 3 right at
the beginning of the history of the human race. Adam was told by God (Gen. Ch.. 2 V. 17 ). Not to eat of
the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” However in Gen. Ch. 3, Eve is persuaded by the serpent
(her evil inclination?) to defy God and eat its fruit.
All of us have a good inclination and an evil inclination, it is only too easy for our evil
inclination to rationalize that what we are doing is really all right, although we know in our heart of
hearts that it is not so. If we did not have ‘Free Will’ we could say that all our actions good or bad are
pre-ordained, and that we have no control over what we do. If we disobeyed a commandment and/or
committed a crime, we could say that we ourselves are not at fault as the act was in-built into us from
birth. It is the consequences of our actions when we exercise this free will that has ramifications over
not only our future, but the future of our families and of people we may not kn...
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- The Bible