The Next Step On The Road To Hell
From the get go we need to understand that both theologically and culturally, there are different definitions of what “free will’ actually means.
According to this well respected scientist, it means we are not responsible for our actions as they are predetermined by both nature and nurture.
Because we are not responsible for our actions, we shouldn’t be punished for doing things deemed harmful by society.
When I was a younger man i would have scoffed at the stupidity of such a theory, but I have learned that stupidity has a cherished place in today’s society.
Biblical anthropology is true…humans are made in the image of God and are capable of great good…and we are marred by the sin of the Fall and capable of great evil.
We have agency.
We are responsible.
We are capable of choice.
There is no question that both nature and nurture affect every area of our lives, often in negative ways.
We still must bear responsibility for our choices, lest we descend into apathy and anarchy.
The gap between the laws on the books and the reality on the streets is growing…don’t be surprised if this notion takes hold and governmental and cultural actions bend to accommodate it.
Deception is the hallmark of our time…