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E-35 MARK.OF.CHRIST L.A.CA 55-0312
Listen, when man spurns mercy, there's only thing left, and that's judgment. God's loving, not willing that any should perish. But if you do any perishing, you do it yourself. You do it by free moral agency; you do by desire. God don't want you to, but you do it anyhow. You fight your way into it.
E-18 FAITH.OF.ABRAHAM SAN.FERNANDO.CA 55-1118
God elects people. And over in--in the Book of Ephesians the 1st chapter and about the 5th verse, Paul states the word "predestinated" us to the adoption of sons. Now, that doesn't mean that God just puts you in a little channel and runs you through, and you can't help if you--how you go, when you--you... Would be no reward. But God gives you the free moral agency to make your choice, but God will keep His believer.
E-69 IMPERSONATION.OF.CHRISTIANITY JEFF.IN 57-0120M
And you're on the basis of free moral agency. You can turn this down or you can accept it. To turn it down is to be lost and remain potash, and calcium, and petroleum. But to accept it, and to have a new heart, a new spirit, and His Spirit, part of the Logos in you controlling your emotions... And when He coos through His Word, you coo back and answer to Him. "Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today, and forever..."
E-67 BLIND.BARTIMAEUS PHOENIX.AZ 57-0301
Now, kind Lord Jesus, our merciful Saviour, it is indeed with a surrendered heart that we bow in Your Presence. And these people who are standing here at the altar tonight are those who that You have brought up out of the dust of the earth. You put a spirit in them, a spirit of free moral agency, to make a choice to receive Life or to refuse Life.
E-41 DIVINE.LOVE PHOENIX.AZ 57-0305
The world is a longing for that, to see that love. You're much more than a opossum. You're more than any animal. But sometimes God can deal with an animal, who can't act for itself, before He can get to a stony heart who is on a free moral agency base, who can act according to the way you wish.
E-15 WHY.SOME.PEOPLE.CAN'T.KEEP.VICTORY OAKLAND.CA 57-0324
Now, a man's on the basis of free moral--free moral agency. And he cannot... God could not take a man and say, "Now, I'm going to make you do this. I'm going to make you be--to be a lost man. I'm going to make you be a saved man." That wouldn't be the nature of God. No. He's not willing that any should perish, but He wants all to repent.
E-68 LOVE SASKATOON.SASK 57-0519E
See how people has got? God's got them on the free moral agency. They can get up and walk out. They can do whatever they want to. But judgment hangs before us all. Now, that's true.
E-27 WHAT.WENT.YE.OUT.TO.SEE UTICA.IN 59-1001
God doesn't send you to hell for being a sinner. God sends you to hell, because you won't repent and take Christ as your Saviour. You refused to take the right road. You send yourself to torment. You send your own soul to its eternal destination upon the free moral agency of your own convictions. God does not send anyone to hell. He never did, and He never will.
E-26 GOD'S.PROVIDED.WAY.FELLOWSHIP KLAMATH.FALLS.OR 60-0709
Now, these attributes was in Him so that made it display something to worship Him. The first thing He made was angelic beings, and they worshipped Him; they could not fall. Then He put man in flesh; he fell by free moral agency, given the right to choose right and wrong.
E-18 MESSIAH.THE SHREVEPORT.LA 61-0117
Then on the inside he has only one gate, one entrance to go into the Shekinah glory, where God can enter into him and take over in the control tower. And that way is through self-will. Whether you will to or not, that's up to you. But that's the only avenue that's open to the man that God can come into his heart, is by self-will. Puts him right back like Adam and Eve on free moral agency again. You can choose right or wrong, either one you want to.
14-5 GREATEST.BATTLE.EVER.FOUGHT JEFF.IN V-3 N-11 62-0311
But the spirit, its only has one sense--the spirit. Oh, let's get it! The spirit has one sense, and that sense is--either dominates it, is faith or doubt. That's exactly. And there's only one avenue to it, that's free moral agency. You can accept doubt or you can accept faith, either one you want to work on.
Therefore, Satan begin at the principal part to cause the spirit of man to doubt God's Word. God begin at the principal part to lay His Word in that spirit. There you are, that's what does it.
E-22 SPIRIT.OF.TRUTH PHOENIX.AZ 63-0118
See, but we're on the basis of free moral agency. We can act the way we want to. And that's the reason that we've been such a heartache to Him--always this way, and wanting to inject our own ways, and get away from his ways. See? And as I've said before, man is constantly praising God for what He has done. And He's always saying what He will do. And then at the same time ignoring what He's doing. See?
E-44 CONFERENCES TUCSON.AZ 63-0608
Because in the beginning there was nothing but God. And in God was attributes--his attribute to be a Saviour. We know it's so, He is a Saviour, and that was in Him. And there was nothing lost to be saved. In Him was attributes to be Father, and there was nothing He could father. In Him was attributes to be a healer. There was nothing lost, nothing sick. So the only thing He could do was make man on the basis of free moral agency knowing that he would do it. God didn't do it Himself--man done it himself.