Does Man Have Free Will?
What does the bible say about Free Will?
They had Freewill offerings in the Old Testament.
Leviticus 22:18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his FREEWILL offerings, which they will offer unto the Lord for a burnt offering... 21And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord to accomplish his vow, or a FREEWILL offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. 23 Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a FREEWILL offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted... 38 beside the sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your FREEWILL offerings, which ye give unto the Lord.
Numbers 15:3 and will make an offering by fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a FREEWILL offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savour unto the Lord, of the herd, or of the flock:
Numbers 29:39 These things ye shall do unto the Lord in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your FREEWILL offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.
Deuteronomy 12:6 and thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your FREEWILL offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:
Deuteronomy 12:17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy FREEWILL offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:
Deuteronomy 16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God with a tribute of a FREEWILL offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the Lord thy God, according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee:
Deuteronomy 23:23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a FREEWILL offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the Lord thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.
2 Chronicles 31:14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the east, was over the FREEWILL offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of the Lord, and the most holy things.
Ezra 1:4 And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the FREEWILL offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem.
Ezra 3:5 and afterward offered the continual burnt offering, both of the new moons, and of all the set feasts of the Lord that were consecrated, and of every one that willingly offered a FREEWILL offering unto the Lord.
Ezra 7:13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own FREEWILL to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
Ezra 7:16 and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the FREEWILL offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem:
Ezra 8:28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a FREEWILL offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.
Psalm 119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the FREEWILL offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.
It looks like man has free will. What does the Bible say about Whosoever will?
Deuteronomy 18:19 And it shall come to pass, that WHOSOEVER WILL not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
Ezra 7:26 And WHOSOEVER WILL not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
Matthew 16:25 For WHOSOEVER WILL save his life shall lose it: and WHOSOEVER WILL lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but WHOSOEVER WILL be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 and WHOSOEVER WILL be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, WHOSOEVER WILL come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For WHOSOEVER WILL save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Mark 10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but WHOSOEVER WILL be great among you, shall be your minister:
Luke 9:5 And WHOSOEVER WILL not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
Luke 9:24 For WHOSOEVER WILL save his life shall lose it: but WHOSOEVER WILL lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And WHOSOEVER WILL, let him take the water of life freely.
Man has a free will. Whosoever will may come. And, man can choose to believe.
John 3:15 that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 11:26 and WHOSOEVER liveth and BELIEVETH in me shall never die. BELIEVETH thou this?
John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH on me should not abide in darkness.
Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH in him shall receive remission of sins.
Romans 9:33 as it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH on him shall not be ashamed.
1 John 5:1 WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
Calvinists are all going to hell... not because God did not CHOOSE them to receive grace to be saved...
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to EVERY MAN the measure of faith.
but, simply because they have another gospel that is not the gospel...
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER GOSPEL: 7 which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Calvinism is another gospel that is NOT the gospel. The Good News of Calvinism is you MAY have been chosen by God to be elect. The Good News of Jesus Christ is Whosoever Will, Whosoever Believeth.