Human beings have only been in existence for a few million years, according to scientific evidence. According to the Bible, the 6th day was the day God created man, forming him in their own image, and their own likeness. To rule over all there is on earth. So to fulfil the word reiterated by Christ that “I have said, “Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”” (Psalms 82:6 later by Christ explained John 10:34-35.)
Human beings are rulers, kings, leaders, gods! Thus, it exceedingly astonishes one to realise the potential is there yet few find it, or even taste the brim of the pot. Leadership is a calling from above, as authority and all roles to rule, according to the Father’s will and great plan. Therefore, it is of no concern to you or me who is the king or leader, as God is the true and ONLY leader. We and all creation are mere instruments of His masterful plan and design. All we have to do is CHOOSE to accept God’s will and respect the leaders in our lives.
Free will is the gift man was given that makes him unique and unlike the other creations like angels and animals, who work according to God’s plan, with limited choices. Man can create or destroy, bless or curse, give or take life, among other more roles that were breathed to us from the Father. The ability to make decisions, to have options or make a choice is the human uniqueness.
Doing good or evil, is it nature or choice then? Well, as God described Job: “and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” (Job 1:1). He chose to have nothing to do with evil. For he knew that was the ONLY way to find God.
Being good is simply to eschew, abstain, shun, or have nothing to do with evil. Being bad is simply to eschew, abstain, shun or have nothing to do with good. Two sides of the same coin. Opposites: good or evil, black or white, hot or cold. We as men naturally have evil in our hearts; poisoned by the fallen angel, Lucifer, Satan, the devil, or the evil one. Many religions and faiths have different names and views of him all associating with evil.
How do we do good or become good then, if evil is our nature? You choose to be good! You accept God’s love for all mankind; “that all men should be saved.” His begotten Son, Jesus Christ died for all men, conquering sin and winning over death. “For the wages of sin is (spiritual) death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
The gift of salvation is a choice to take or not. Salvation makes all men be absolved of their sins. ALL men have fallen short of God’s standard of holiness and ONLY through the choice of accepting the gift of Christ’s death and resurrection can one be saved. That is a choice, but man’s nature is evil. It is easy to live in lust and wicked nature of the heart than to follow the fulfilling trials of God’s holiness. We usually say “no GOOD thing comes from nothing. You have to WORK hard at it, strive for it, to GET it.” How many people actually put this declaration to practice in their spiritual life? Not just working to make a living, but really making a LIVING. For the soul without Christ is dead. With Christ, it is now living.
Wait, hold on! For that reason, you say that after death or now as we live, we are dead?! YES, all people are SPIRITUALLY dead and only Christ can make you alive. To live forever is not for the body, but in spirit. Immortality is not what you watch in movies or films of Roman and Greek gods in human body. For the body dies and decays; the spirit is the true essence of life. A ghost you would say. There can never be immortality as long as one is trapped in the human body form. Only the spirit lives on forever. But the choice now is eternal torment and death in hell; or eternal happiness and life in heaven.
Human nature is evil. God nature is good. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your children may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)