We make choices every day. Some people, though, insist that we are biological computers programmed by elements over which we have no control.

The writer of a letter to the editor of a newspaper berated Christians for preaching their moral convictions to others, insisting that people can only “react to genetic and environmental factors.” He said that any preference, whether in “religion, favorite foods, colors, or friends” is not a choice but “just a brute fact.” Then he implored us to “give up the false promises of religion and take up the torch of human reason.” Did you catch that? He concluded by preaching his own convictions and asking readers to do the very thing that he had said people can’t do—make a choice.

It’s true that genetic and environmental factors can make it difficult to make right choices. But God still holds us responsible for the freedom we possess. Those who deny such freedom don’t think anyone has the light of absolute truth.

Jesus said, “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness” (Jn. 12:46). Choosing Christ will deliver you from the darkness of sin and give your life meaning. It’s your choice.