In the book of Revelation we are promised to be with God in the new heaven and new earth, does this mean we will be free from sin, and if so will we no longer have a free will?
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We will be free from sin but will have our free will. the angels still have their free will. When satan is gone all we will know is light and God. So really what else would their be for us to want... Also this world will pass away once we enter heaven. We know no more of what the word thinks or even our former lives because we enter a new life.
I like the above,.......... In this world there's the will of the flesh at work in the children of wrath, whilst we are the children of the spirit of promise, in this life we still retain that old fallen nature or spirit. Before we knew God we had no ability to please God, in the eternal world we will have the opposite of what the world has now, the ability to only please God. Therefore in heaven we will lose the ability to sin or choose sin, but we'll still make decisions but not for sin.
No, we will not lose our free will when the New Heaven and the New Earth come. Having said that.......we will be in the presence of God Almighty and His Son our Lord and Savior. We will be will Him again like in the Garden of Eden and everything will be perfect again. No sin, no evil .......it will be heaven on earth literally. Will anything happen again like in the beginning when we sinned and were cast out??? NO Will we have free choice to choose what to learn, experience, achieve, etc?? Yes. We will have life eternal with God. In Revelation ch 20 God says that he throws 7 things into hell. Among those 7 things is SIN. God completely does away with sin. It will NOT be a part of our existence anymore. But God made us for eternity and He gave us free will to last for eternity. We will use this free will on the new earth to continue living, loving, learning with opportunities abounding forevermore in the presence of God. How great is that!!!
Do we really even have "Free Will" now? 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. (Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV) 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. (Romans 6:20, 21 ESV) We are not autonomous beings. As unbelievers we were/are under control of our sinful nature. Every decision, and judgment we make, and every action we take, is informed by our sinful nature. As believers, those same things are informed either by the Holy Spirit, or our sinful nature. The righteousness we have as believers is an imputed righteousness, and in all practicality, on this side of Heaven we are still sinners. 10 as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." (Romans 3:10-12 ESV) So let's remember as we go, that in one way or the other, we are influenced, and informed by one of two masters. Sin, or God. There really is no such thing as "Free" will.
The above answer is correct, as we won't be living in a fallen world and won't be grappling with sin all the time, we won't need a free will as all our decisions will be Godly and in line with God's will in heaven....hallelujah ! Really, we don't have a free will now as our will continues to be tainted with sin, so this won't be the case in heaven we will truly have a free will then!
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