Science and Free Will

Science and Free Will

A Brief Introduction to the Illusion of Free Will

Sam Shipley


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Christ, not free will, will break the chains of bondage.
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed”
John 8:36

Do you want to know the real reason you chose your wife or husband, university, job, etc? Neuroscience is proving that 95 percent of the decisions concerning all that we think, do, or speak are decisions made by our subconscious minds. A part of this proof is the scientific declaration that unless a decision is consciously made, it can’t be a free will decision. This is a modern update of Sigmund Freud’s discoveries that the subconscious mind is the “kitchen” where everything is cooked up and stored and waiting for an opportunity to tell our conscious minds what to do. Our conscious behavior and mind is dictated by our unconscious kitchen. This book offers a unique approach in combining science with sola scriptural discipline of Bible interpretation. Its primary theme is to dispute the veracity of free will and its centuries old use and provide a reason for why it refuses to die.

“Much of what we do every minute of every day is unconscious. Life would be chaos if everything were on the forefront of our consciousness.”
—Paul Whelan, neuroscientist.

“There is nothing that you do, there is no thought that you have, there is no awareness, there is no lack of awareness, there is nothing that marks your daily existence that doesn’t have a neuro code... .”
—Clinton Kilts, professor in the Department of Phychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University.

“But if I do the very thing I do not wish to do... .” In Romans 7:16, Paul establishes the biblical proof of the existence of our subconscious minds telling us what to do.