“Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.””
"And He said, “Abba, Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”"
"Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me–nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done."
The idea here is to show that Jesus had free will in His human nature. We know that when He says “my will” here He cannot be talking about His divine nature, because all Three Persons have the same will. If it wee otherwise, we would not have a Three Persons in one Godhead but a Polytheism. So He must be referring to His human nature.
I’m toying with the idea of how to show that Christ can’t simply be making a mistake here in thinking He has a free will but not really having one. One idea is that He, being God, knows all. However we run into problems because some things (like the time of the end of the world) He does not know/does not choose to know. Therefore, my idea is to say that Christ cannot speak an untruth about God, as this would be some sort of sin. I somewhat want to avoid this because it will lead to a discussion of mortal/venial sins, which is not the point and will be a distraction. Nevertheless, I think it is a valid point.
Any help in developing that idea, fixing the other one so I can say that Christ as God knows these things, and in developing the first idea about the Divine wills being the same but the human will not being so, would be greatly appreciated. Also, any other references to where Jesus shows free will in His human nature would be appreciated. For instance, I want to discuss how Christ had to have free will to be tempted by Satan, but I am not sure how to develop that either. Also if you have any random quotes about free will from Scripture, please put them up.
That being said, please restrict these other quotes to side notes and stick to the topic in general. Also, please NO DEBATES here. If someone wants to debate free will, start another thread please. Thanks!