One of the greatest gifts God has given to humanity is the freedom of choice. To love, or not to love. To obey, or not to obey. When humanity fell to temptation in the Garden of Eden and was taken captive by Satan, we would have remained slaves and in bondage to sin had it not been for Jesus stepping forward, declaring that He would pay the penalty for our sins. In so doing, He purchased our freedom, enabling us to choose once again. And since love cannot be forced, in the absence of freedom of choice, love ceases to be love.