The freedom man has is also apparent from the biblical notion
of temptation and choice.
Genesis 22: 1-19
Again the LORD'S messenger called to Abraham from
heaven and said: "I swear by myself,
declares the LORD, that because you acted as you† did in not
withholding from me your beloved son, I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as
the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants
shall take possession of the gates
of their enemies,† and in your descendants all the nations of the earth shall find
blessing--all this because you
obeyed my command.Ē
These and other passages
on temptations and choices offered donít make sense if man does not have the
capacity of choosing between good and evil.