Because of man's sin, there is an ongoing conflict between his choices and God's purpose. Where his choices are limited by God's sovereignty, man insists on the right to negate that sovereignty by making the choices he pleases. For example, Jesus said, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. . .” (John 15:16). But man responds, “You cannot choose me; I have the right to choose you.” Paul counters that argument by saying, “. . .God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation. . .” (2 Thess. 2:13). God's people are not saved on account of their choice of Christ—although they gladly choose Him by faith—but because God Himself chose them in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4, 5).

Man also insists that his choice regarding the lives of the unborn takes precedence over God's sovereignty. Thus, he legalizes abortions. No person has the right to terminate the life of a child before it is born. To do is to commit murder. However, in cases where God has authorized man to take the lives of others—capitol punishment, self-defense, and lawful war—man claims no one has the right to end life. The guilty are allowed to live while innocent babies die.

But man seeks to limit certain choices God has given each person the right to make. A case in point is the education of children. Many parents prefer to home-school their children, but the public education lobby opposes home-schooling. In some countries, and even some states in the US, home-schooling has either been outlawed or limited by state intervention. The public sector fears home-schooling will produce a separate society within our nation. Let us hope so. We have plenty of uneducated, brain-washed, secularly indoctrinated citizens as it is. What we need are educated citizens who know how to think for themselves!



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