What are bad choices and why do we make them?
choices are firstly choices made either because you reject the absolute
truth (God) or because you use the absolute truth to your own advantage
to get ahead in this fallen world. That means in social context,
applying the social dynamics - subordination and domination, that we
either submit to God or we don't when it comes to life choices.
of the time, we make bad choices because we don't recognize nor are
willing to submit to the absolute truth = a higher being, our Creator.
So, we by rejecting the absolute truth and all other absolute truths
that follow the first, we become rebels without causes. Then there are
those who recognize the absolute truth (s) but try to dominate the
absolute truth which is what Lucifer 'Satan' did and does. Then there
are those who use the absolute truth to get others to submit to and or
worship them... like Lucifer 'Satan' did and does.
you can be in denial of all what has just been said which still puts
you in the rejection category and likely to make bad choices, but I
would rather call those kind of bad choices, grave choices. Yes, of
course, anyone can make a bad choice who does not reject the absolute
truth and declare that willingly he/she submits to the Creator's Will.
Those kinds of bad choices are called transgressions - sin (s). But,
thank God, the Creator our Lord and Savior that He sent His Son to
If you are in rejection and still think
there is an explanation, I can still give you one. You put yourself at
the center of the universe and think that you have a right to do what
you want with your own body and you have a right to say and think what
you want and you have the right to make bad choices; ...and guess what?
You do. The Creator accepts your free will because He gave you free
will. He would never force anyone to love Him and would never force
anyone to do what He thinks is best for you/them. If you want to make
bad choices, He will let you in hopes that the consequences will draw
you back to Him.
So, essentially by submitting ourselves
to our own will, we dominate the Will of God and in our domination of
Him we will lose His ability to dominate in our life, even to save it by
His domination over our bad choices/sin and the evil one.
Christ's sacrifice at the cross; He paid for your bad choices (sin)
with His life so that you may have salvation. "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" ~ 1 COR 1:18.