“Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14–15, NIV 1984).
Other People’s Musings – The current social paradigm (view of how things work) tells us that we are conditioned to respond in a particular way to a particular stimulus. How we respond is determined by one or more of the following:
Genetic Determinism – Says your grandparents did it to you. It’s in your DNA (nature). You inherited it.
Psychic Determinism – Says your parents did it to you. Your upbringing (nurture), your childhood experience.
Environmental Determinism – Someone or something in your environment did it to you.
But in between stimulus and response is freedom of choice. How we respond is not…
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