Originally posted by metbierop
So,.. does God has free will?
(Can he choose to be not perfect?)
Isn't it odd that God, by definition, both has free will, and has 0% probability of ever doing anything bad?
What could explain his consistently perfect beneficence if not His perfect nature? Isn't His perfect nature what makes Him incapable of sin? But then, if it is in His nature, can He really do otherwise?
To claim an act is free in the libertarian sense is to say that it is has no other explanation than the act of free will itself. But if so, how can one account for God being so consistently beneficient? Must we then say, if we cleave to libertarianism, tbat His nature does not explain His perfect beneficence, that the buck stops with the mere fact that He wills perfectly beneficently?
I think we must. But it strikes me as very unsatisfactory.