Loss Of Free Will

Q. I was reading a previous post of yours saying those in heaven will lose their free will. Were you speaking just of the sin nature or will those in heaven have absolutely no free will? I get in heaven not wanting/being able to sin but surely once we’re there we will still be individually unique and won’t just be robots, right?

A. The Greek word translated “authority” in 1 Cor. 15:24 means “power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases” so it doesn’t refer just to the removal of our sin nature. The absence of a free will does not deprive anyone of his or her uniqueness or make us into robots. It only takes away any desire we might otherwise have to rebel against God. The absence of a free will means we will only want to do the will of God. Personally, I don’t see any problem with that.

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