Choices and Consequences
Choice brings with it consequences. Every day brings a plethora of choices and our lives are the sum of the consequences of those choices. (Callahan)
It seems that it is becoming politically correct in our society to deny the reality of consequences to our actions. It is a Christian principle that for every action results in a consequence. This is taught in the Bible as what you sow, that shall ye reap. The consequence of planting a field of barley is a harvest of barley. If you wanted wheat, you should have planted wheat.
If you don’t want to go to jail then you shouldn’t commit crime. If you want to go to heaven then you should live by the words of the prophets and apostles contained in the Bible along with the everlasting words of truth taught by Jesus Christ in the four gospels.
We have a choice to forgive others or not. The consequence of forging others is that The Lord will forgive us. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the teachings of actions and consequences. We are granted agency to choose for ourselves. We have never be granted the freedom from consequences. We can choose for ourselves but we cannot choose the resulting consequences.