Freedom from a Cosmic Perspective


Have you seen this picture of two black holes colliding? My husband thought it was creepy but I loved it, partly because I love pictures of outer space, and partly because it made me start thinking about freedom.

Black holes have mystified me. I’ve heard there is one at the center of our galaxy, and wondered how could there be something so destructive in God’s creation? (In case you don’t know what they are, they suck in everything that gets too close to them.) And then I realized, they might be just in our solar system–it’s not big to the universe, but it is to us. Whether that’s true, I don’t know, but it caused a segue to freedom. And here is what I thought: There will always be freedom. That may not seem that profound, but allow me to explain why I think it is. According to my beliefs, God has already won the war between good and evil as far as the cosmos is concerned, but it is allowed to continue here for a time…so that everyone gets to choose fairly.

Will God do away with choice and freedom after harmony has been restored ?

Why would He put up with thousands of years of a universal war to establish freedom, and then take away choice? It doesn’t make sense. Add to that God’s government of love is based on freedom. It has to be, because the highest love is a choice, so it requires beings who can choose. All God’s children–including us–have the ability to choose. Freedom is the necessary requirement for love and a government that runs on love.

So will God take away that ability once the war for freedom is over even here?

The idea is absurd. And God is NOT absurd. He loves mathematical precision and order. He has a whole wall of dials for our solar system alone that have been set at just the right distance or speed or gravitation. And if they were off by 2 degrees there would be no life on earth.

God has promised, that once every question is answered about good and evil, He will allow evil to come to its final natural end–extinction. And it will never rise again. But will the potential always be there? It will have to, if we will still have freedom. God won’t make anyone serve Him. He won’t ever take away our freedom to walk away from Him. But then He will let them walk–right into oblivion. He won’t put His kingdom through this kind of war again.

So maybe a black hole will remain out there somewhere just to insure that everyone will always have freedom to choose.


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