Free will...God's will...I find there to be an interesting tension between these two in Christianity, especially in today's world. On one hand we have the assertion of an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent deity who has written down and determined all that will happen to us throughout our lives. Belief in this deity is not optional.This kind of rigid determinism is somewhat archaic and was predominant before the reformation. On the other hand, we have the concept of free will. An omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent deity has cast the proverbial cosmic dice, and is standing back...watching, to see how they fall. Will we choose to to Believe...? Or not? For those who accept the Bible as the inerrant, infallible and absolute word of God, to hold that we have free will is a contradiction if not a cop-out. For if we fail to obey God's, or any other, law we cannot truly be held responsible for that failure unless we truly are free agents.