There’s No Right To Choose In Christianity

Followers have no choice — they are committed to do what their leader says.

Soldiers don’t get to choose — they have to obey orders.

The subjects of a Lord have no choice — they are under their Lord’s authority.

Dead people no longer make choices.

Christians say “Jesus is Lord” because they are followers of Christ and soldiers in His army.  They are “crucified with Christ.”  “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” –Colossians 3:3 (World English Bible)

Christ followers have surrendered their right to choose and no longer make their own decisions or follow their own desires, cravings, or orientations.  Instead they follow and obey the promptings and directions of the Holy Spirit.  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.” –Romans 8:14 (World English Bible)

According to the New Testament, Christians don’t choose.  They listen to God and obey.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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4 Responses to There’s No Right To Choose In Christianity

  1. elizabeth s says:

    amen Amen AMen AMEn AMEN … VERY TRUE!

  2. Donna Eden says:

    AMEN!!! I have tried many ways. Experience has taught me That as long as I OBEY GOD AND JESUS, THEY will show me the way to go and it’s the BEST WAY.

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