quote:Originally posted by Jennifer:quote:Cruel that God created us with free will and decision making abilities?
He didn't "give" you anything. How is it free will if you have to choose him or hell? Let's go back to the gift giving thing. I give you a gift, but I get to tell you what you can and can't do with that gift. You want to use it a different way than I say so I "smite" you and make you miserable. Still want that "free" gift?
You are over thinkin it here Jenn... it's as simple as the forked road metaphor. One has a sign that says "This way to God", the other says "This way for separation from God"... You choose. If God had not created us this way, you wouldnt believe the way you do. Atheism would not be an option.