If God is in Control, How Can He Hold us Responsible?

If God really controls all things, then how can He hold us responsible for the sinful choices that we make?

Joshua 24:15   “Choose this day…”  Choose!”

Deuteronomy 30:15-20   “Choose this day…”  Choose!”

Matthew 11:28  “Come to me…”  Choose!

You absolutely have choice…Christ calls and we choose if we are going to respond.

What about Ephesians 1:11?  “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.”  That’s true too!  Neither one of them can be diminished.  God is absolutely sovereign in all things.  We also have freedom to make life choices for which we will give an account.

Deuteronomy 29:29…”“The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.”

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