Today I am featuring a Guest Post by Scott Lolmaugh. He regularly blogs at: http://dontbeliveit.blogspot.com
I have heard from many Christians that, “God didn’t want robots.”
This is a very interesting answer, but comes with its share of problems. Why didn’t he want robots? Well, because he wanted people who would choose to love him of their own free will. But, according to the Bible, is the choice really ours?
“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44
“It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” Romans 9:16
From what I have read, The Bible teaches that without divine intervention, we would all choose the path to Hell. We are incapable of being good enough to escape judgement, and incapable of choosing His salvation. However, even if we could choose God, problems still arise from this argument
Would it really be a choice of free will, when the alternative is Hell? If someone puts a gun to your head and says, “Give me your wallet,” are you really free to make a decision? And while we may have the option of choosing heaven or hell, did we choose to be born? did we choose to come into existence? If the choice is ours, it seems God is forcing us into a decision that we might not want to make
If I had the option to create free beings, knowing that they would use their freedom to destroy themselves and each other, and eventually be tortured at my hand, or to create robots, I would like to think that I would choose robots. However, unlike God, I am not all powerful, and all knowing, so maybe that would affect my decision.
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