When did God create free will?

before or after evil was created?

before or after Lucifer was created?

if free will was created before evil and Lucifer were created, what was it for?

if free will was created after evil and Lucifer were created, what was it for?

if free will was not choosing evil and Lucifer, why was it created - as the creatures were to worship God anyway?

Update:

thanks for answers but please answer the question

Update 2:

Atheists answered, good, but still not the answer. Actual answer will directly answer the question. The answer should also answer the rest of the question - as is the question anyway. Opinion is good too.

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  • 6 years ago
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    When did God create free will?

    ~~~ Never!

    'Free-will/choice' only exists in the vanity of the imagination, the ego!

    Such belief is also the exact physical manifestation of the sin of Pride; "Let MY Will B Done! Now! Abracadabra in Jesus' name, hunh!!... Ah-men!"

    WHOSE will be done? *__-

    The ONLY place that sinful notion of 'free-will/choice' exists in in the imagination! There is that 'feeling', but 'feelings' are only thoughts/imagination, also!

    To BELIEVE it, is Pride!

    Update : thanks for answers but please answer the question

    ~~~ I answer the questions that I perceive need to be answered!

    Sometimes they are other than even the asker was aware!

  • 6 years ago

    I think you would find if you took a close look at scripture that Lucifer speaks of a prophecy about the King of Babylon. In the Hebrew, we see people talk about Ha'Satan (the satan), which means the adversary. This is generally speaking about the adversary to God, which is sin or sinful actions. In Isaiah, God makes it clear that there is no other being besides Himself. He is that from which both good things and bad things go forth. The concept of a duality was not present in the early Jewish culture. The idea that a demonic being was created that roams around tempting and controlling people is a belief that aligned with other cultures at the time, such as Greek or Zoroastrianism. This takes the blame off of humanity while at the same time putting the blame on God for creating such a being and jeopardizing free will. This mindset is very similar to Adam's when he sinned. He blamed Eve and then God for creating Eve.

    As far as free will is concerned, free will was not created, it is a characteristic of creation. God created the world into free will. Sin is a byproduct of free will, because sin is doing something other than God's will. The good news is that God took responsibility for the problem of sin while maintaining our free will. Christ justified the entire world before God so that we are all at peace with Him. But His will and victory is not completed until all the world is sanctified and becomes like Him.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Lucifer which means ‘Morning or Day Star’ is the name given to the King of Babylon as you will see if you read Isaiah 14:4 to 18.

    Lucifer is not a fallen angle or the author of evil thoughts and actions, unless you twist the statements in the Bible.

    Jesus taught the man’s heart is the source of evil –

    Mark 7:20-23 NKJV

    (20) And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.

    (21) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

    (22) thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

    (23) All these evil things come from within and defile a man."

    Freewill was not created it was given by God as an opportunity to do what God asked with condition applied or do what we like and reap the results.

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    Source(s): Old and New Testaments.
  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Evil was never created nor was free will. Free will is not a physical part of design, it's a condition made possible through creation. It's like asking "when did God create happiness?" Happiness is not a created thing, it's a condition caused by chemical reactions (emotions are outcomes). Creation and its effects are two different things.

    When people say that God created emotions, they are referring to the chemicals that cause reactions.

    Free will is the state of being in control of ones choices. A man possessed by an evil entity has no free will. Without free will, there is no freedom. Even God has free will.

    Freewill automatically starts when you begin to exist unless you are born possessed. God always had free will.

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    6 years ago

    The freewill conflict is an Ego versus Humility match. From the beginning of measurable time, control freaks are torn-apart between fleeting pasts and threatening futures, remaining pitifully unaware that the only relevance is the timeless presence that is forever NOW!

    The only existence is coexistence with situations greater than oneself. Only those who chose to have no-choice over anything will rise over the difficulty of judgement to thereafter see that every two sides of a dilemma are actually inseparable mates. After-all, there are no two opposites that cannot be summed-up to a greater oneness.

    Freewill is a trick-question that dangles a measured version of freedom as if it was an absolute. The futility of choice is akin to determining which part of a circle is better/worse than another. Therefore, judgmental freewill thrives in the unnecessary self-imposed torment that glorifies the dilemma of choice only to sustain the ego's illusionary world where individuals have the delusional mandate to judge a universal reality that they can only observe. A dicey challenge sampling endless multiple-choice questions, choice remains a main feature of this 'day' of judgement that seemingly lasts forever. Impressive but never satisfying, we are all imprisoned in a fools' paradise, struggling to resolve a problem that does not exist, trying to separate antagonistic pairs that are inseparable. For the glory of choice, we have split a beautiful whole into parts and counterparts that are not-only ugly, but hostile to each other.

    Source(s): Nameless
  • 6 years ago

    God dignifies us with free will, the power to make decisions of our own rather than having God or fate predetermine what we do. Consider what the Bible teaches.

    God created humans in his image. (Genesis 1:26) Unlike animals, which act mainly on instinct, we resemble our Creator in our capacity to display such qualities as love and justice. And like our Creator, we have free will.

    To a great extent, we can determine our future. The Bible encourages us to “choose life . . . by listening to [God’s] voice,” that is, by choosing to obey his commands. (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20) This offer would be meaningless, even cruel, if we lacked free will. Instead of forcing us to do what he says, God warmly appeals to us: “O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river.”—Isaiah 48:18.

    Our success or failure is not determined by fate. If we want to succeed at an endeavor, we must work hard. Read here for more hope this helpss! :)

  • 6 years ago

    It's hard to understand the true nature of free will as it is for even learned man to grasp the nature of the heavenly cosmos. Free will was never created. It happened as a result of lingering entropy. It was an undoing of perfection that ironically also became a defining characteristic of sentient beings.

    Self willfulness, blind ego, and reckless defiance are examples of the problems that arise will greater levels of self awareness. These conditions have existed since the beginning of both legend and history. The paradox of free will is that it can counter and have limiting effects on the will of the divine. I believe the tolerance of free will to be an indication of the creator's love.

    If one wanted to help remedy the problems caused by ego and free will, I'd advise prayer and silent meditation to help make things better.

  • 6 years ago

    God did not create evil, the source of evil is our will when we use it to do what is not right, the devil is not the source of evil either, because the devil was created as a free moral agent as we are, and it was when he decided to use his free will to do what is not right that he originated evil from his own will just as we do when we decide to use our free will to do what is not right, God created us with free will which is the ability to choose good or evil, and the reason we were created with the ability to do both good and evil and not only good or only evil, is because if we only had the ability to do good, our good actions would be automatic, and we wouldn't be worthy of being rewarded, and if we only had the ability to do evil, our evil actions would also be automatic, and we wouldn't really deserve to be punished, but if we chose to do good even though we could do evil, we are worthy of being rewarded for our good actions, and if we chose to do evil even though we could do good, we really deserve to be punished, so God did not create evil, God created free moral agents, and when those free moral agents use their free will to do evil, it is their own will the source of that evil...

  • 6 years ago

    When God created man he made him to take care of the garden and made him a helper to help him. he allowed the man to name all the animals that were created. he told the man and women to be fruitful and multiply. and he gave then only one rule of all the trees in the garden they could eat from except the tree of good and evil or the tree of knowledge. they had free will to chose to obey him or not. Satan beguiled the women to disobey God and Adam also disobeyed but went into this knowing full well that he was disobeying God he loved eve that he chose to disobey God to be with her. Thanks for the question friend God bless.

  • 6 years ago

    Knowledge of good and evil was what kicked A&E out of the Garden. Before they ate the fruit, they were ignorant of the difference. Thus it was unfair of God to punish them. Our own legal system doesn't punish the insane (Under the McNaughton rule, ignorance of good and evil means the perpetrator lacked the mens rea to commit the crime. )

  • 6 years ago

    Free will is created by nature not by god ,in fact this whole world is created by nature . god has nothing to do in that except being a administrator . he is subordinate to nature. nature operates everything under its own law... even god too abide by that . gods free will also limited , he cant do anything whatever he wishes . thats why majority of our prayers are not full filled . being divine state doesnt means he is all , its only a state of enlightenment ... knowing the ultimate supreme wisdom ... before nature god power too falls down ...

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