Which is it? Are the events in life determined according to some master plan, meaning we have no free will? Or, are the events in life totally random, and we have total free will? This is the way the debate is framed in most people’s minds. Either we have free will, or everything is predetermined. I contend that this is not a struggle in scripture. From a Biblical perspective, are things predetermined? Yes! Do we have free will? Yes. It is both/and, not either/or.
- Romans 8:28 - 39