I am what one would commonly call a "Calvinist". Yet I believe in free will. How? Here is my line of reasoning: 1. Assumption: If man has free will as a moral good, then God also has free will. It would be absurd to insist on free will for man and deny it to God. 2. Assertion: God has free will. 3. Assertion: God cannot sin. God cannot lie. 4. Conclusion: Since God has free will and God cannot freely choose among all moral options, then 'free will' must be modified by something. If God has free will, then 'free will' cannot logically be defined in terms of the ability to choose without reference to anything from all moral options. 5. Assertion: If God cannot freely choose from all moral options, then His free will must be informed by something other than simply the will. 6. Assertion: There is nothing higher than God which might restrict or inform His free will. God Himself does not restrict His freewill by choice (otherwise, to say that God *cannot* lie has no real meaning). 7. Conclusion: God free will then must be informed by the nature of God Himself. God's own nature informs the actions of His will. 8. Assertion: Yet God can still whatever He wants. Thus His nature and His desire to choose must be in perfect conjunction at all times. 9. Definition: Thus, the best Scriptural definition of free will must be "The ability to choose, without compulsion, whatever one desires." 10. Assertion: Cists would all agree that God does not compel any man against their will to choose or reject anything. Therefore, if free will is defined Scripturally, then there is no conflict between it and Cism. What Cism would reject is more properly defined as libertarian will - will that chooses without reference to anything.