Free Moral Agent

Here is a quick overview of some thoughts–some my own and some the pastor’s–from the sermon this morning.

We humans are Free Moral Agents–but what does that mean? I took the phrase apart, and this is a quick look at some possible shades of meaning, though by no means exhaustive.

Free– Humans have free will. We can choose to act, or not to act, of our own free will.

Moral– We are responsible for the consequences of our choices.

Agent– We have the ability to influence the future.

“Get your act together, do what is right, and then you can help others.”

This is J. W.’s paraphrase of Matthew 7:5: “… first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”


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