4. Only God's intelligent creatures have the freedom to alter their connection to the Source.

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. {Deuteronomy 30:19}

If the previous statement set your wheels turning, you have probably already realized that the critical implication of this special power we have been given as part of God’s bilateral creation is that we have the freedom to either accept or reject God’s offer of relationship, thereby affecting our connection to the Source of Life.

The parts of God’s creation that have a unilateral connection have no such freedom. When God speaks, they act. When He commands, they obey. They have been given no individuality, no power to think or to choose something outside of their God-ordained nature.

On the other hand, we and God’s other bilateral creatures (such as angels and possibly others in far-flung worlds we do not know about) have the power to decide whether or not we want to maintain our connection to the Source. God has created us for the purpose of enjoying a relationship with Him, but He does not command us to remain in it. He does not force us to accept the offer of His love. We have the freedom to choose what we will do with the relationship He has offered, and our choice will ultimately determine what happens to our connection to the Source of Life.

We may choose to maintain that connection or we may choose to sever it, but only we who have a two-way relationship with God have the freedom to alter it at all.

If you want to dig deeper—
Genesis 3:9-12

Isaiah 41:18-20
Matthew 5:45
Matthew 6:28-29
Matthew 8:27
1 Corinthians 6:12
1 Corinthians 10:23
Galatians 5:13-14
Revelation 3:20