The power asserted of moral beings of willing or choosing without the restraints of physical or absolute necessity.
neutral rational choice and will that judges between a conflicting negative spiritual and a positive sensual will, like when the conscience says "No", when the senses say "Yes", and reason says "Maybe" before judging to support one side.
the ability that everyone has to make choices about their life - the Universal Law says: "Don't break anyone's free will, and don't let anyone break yours."
the partial freedom of the agent, in acts of conscious choice, from the determining compulsion of heredity, environment and circumstance.
initiating uncaused action. Free choice, will, or volition. God gives us the will to choose the good, but we have the ability to do otherwise. Thus, if we choose evil, instead of good, we are responsible. Back to top of this page Back to top of this page
supposing individuals making personal choices (see existentialism)
the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
a kind of causality and as such is law-governed
the freedom of conscious choice of moral agents, irrespective of the significant influence of genetic endowment, environment, and cultural circumstance.
Free will is a personâ€(tm)s capacity to freely chose to repent and be saved. All branches of the historic Church affirm that we have free will, except theological traditions that are heavily influenced by Augustineâ€(tm)s later writings. Those who deny free will argue that it impugns Godâ€(tm)s sovereignty. The rest of the Church disagrees, observing that scriptures tell us to choose and to obey, two things we cannot possibly do without free will.
All there is is Consciousness, there is absolutely no free will; everything is God's will, the impersonal functioning of Consciousness, manifesting as destiny, individual or otherwise; decisions have to be made, so one makes them as if there is free will - the result is God's Will; see destiny.
(be-khi-rah khof-sheet) n. Free will; The doctrine that the human will is able to choose between alternative possibilities of action in accordance with the inner motives and ideals of the agent. According to the Jewish sages, God foresees everything yet humans have free choice - and therefore responsibility (this is a form of theological compatibilism). For example, Rabbi Akiva is reported to have said: "Though everything is foreseen by God, yet free will is granted to man" (Avot 3:19). Bechirah Chofshit is considered a basic principle of Judaism, a starting point for the doctrine of earning merit before Heaven.
A Divine Law which states that spirits have the freedom to choose between right and wrong. No enlightened spirit will ever interfere with this right, even by knowing that our choices will bring suffering to us and others.
I will power, I won't power. Free to chose to love GOD or not. The power to decide.
The freedom to choose between good and evil, between God and sin which is one aspect of humanity created in the image of God. According to Orthodox teaching, sin stains the image of God but does not destroy it. Human beings may choose to accept or reject the gospel, but must suffer the consequences of their decision (see Gen. 3:22, 23; Rev. 3:20).
the original God-given gift to each and every soul; Free Will gives you the option to do whatever you wish regardless of whether or not it is for you highest good.
Free choice or voluntary decision. The teaching that what people do is not simply determined by an outside force. (DTC)
The idea that the choices beings make are in principle indeterminable before they are made (regardless of the quantity of relevant knowledge or processing power available to the would-be determiner), and that the being choosing is a nonrandom “first cause.
The faculty or capability of making a reasonable choice among several alternatives.
A stupid belief among Christians that says that we can disobey God and do as we please yet suffer the consequences of his ire if we do so if God does not approve of it, even though he knows precisely what we are going to do, and yet does not do anything to prevent bad acts. He does not, however, hesitate to punish us eternally for committing such bad acts even though they were preventable. A limitation on the powers of an all-powerful God.
The view that human choices and actions are self-caused (i.e., uncoerced or independent of external causal factors).
Our ability to make choices and decisions that are not under the control of outside forces or prior causes.
the ability to choose. Since human beings are born spiritually dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1), they do not have free will in spiritual matters. By nature they cannot choose to believe in Christ or do those doings which are pleasing to God (Romans 8:7-8). By nature human beings have free will to make choices in outward matters: what to eat, what to wear, to work, to marry, etc.
The idea that people are in charge of their own destinies and are free to make personal behaviour choices unencumbered by environmental controls; the opposite of determinism. Choice theories are based on the concept of free will.
The problem of free will is the problem of whether rational agents exercise control over their own actions and decisions. Addressing this problem requires understanding the relation between freedom and causation, and determining whether or not the laws of nature are causally deterministic. The various philosophical positions taken differ on whether all events are determined or not—determinism versus indeterminism—and also on whether freedom can coexist with determinism or not—compatibilism versus incompatibilism.