Why didn’t God create us as people who are always good? Why does he allow sin?
The answers become apparent as we investigate God’s character. We see that God is love and gives us free will.
There is a necessary linkage and tension between love and free will.
True love can exist only when the object of love has freedom to choose whether or not to return love. Otherwise we would be robots rather than persons, and God could never have fulfillment in his love for us.
The stronger and freer we are, the better we will be when we go right, but the worse we will be when we go wrong. That's a necessary RISK of love and free will, inherent in God’s design plan.
Concept of covenant, agreement, promise. One God.
God gave us free will be cause necessary for love. Also gave us free will so we can have experiences. More than feelings. not know what good and bad is without experiencing it, hurt by it and learn from it. This is what makes 'me' to be 'me.'
Everyone knows some moral law, only some know God's law.
Chose and elect is largely a matter of time and place.
Every human being subject to moral law. Oportunity of eternal life.
Power of contrary choice. Even God doesn't have this power.
Born with sin nature because have free will
Also born with a good nature.
Fight with each other. Good and evil. Ying and Yang.
Born sinners, but not because Adam apple. Because of conscience and awareness of God.
Put on notice. Need to investigate. God doesn't force.
Part of free will.