As Christians living in this world persevering to the end because of the joy set before us, we encounter many questions in our own faith. One big question is this:
"If God forordained and predestined everything for everyone, then are we not all just fulfilling a program already determined by God? Are we indeed mindless robots marching on towards glory or condemnation, depending on our programming?"
Are we robots? No. The Bible say we are clay; molded by God, just as God desired. (Romans 9)
"Okay," you say to yourself, "How does clay differ from robots in this sense?" First of all, we have minds which are cabable of thinking, processing, evaluating, and making decisions. This does not mean that we have no prior inclination or that we are free of any effects of influence. To get a better commentary than I can provide go to A Form of Sound Words.
The question I posed was quoted from Rand @ A Form of Sound Words. He gives quite a biblical post on the topic.