In the realm of theology, there is as most know, some that hold to the notion of compatibilistic freewill. Brandon Jones has explained it in a way that is the most understandable I have encountered. He said, relating to his own understanding of freedom, “My way of understanding freedom still involves choices based on desires, but it is also compatible (hence the term compatibilism) with God decreeing the events of the world including free acts.” My intents in this thread involves digging deeper into this notion of theology, to ascertain the meaning of ‘desires’ and if in fact desires are the product of necessity or freedom. It also involves looking into the idea of God’s decreeing the event, and to discover what is entailed in God’s decrees, if in fact the outcome can involve freedom or if in fact the outcome of a decree from God is again a matter of necessity as opposed to freedom. Who would like to be the first to give us your explanation to these two notions surrounding the heart of compatibilism freewill? I have offered a principle I believe is applicable to any and all discussion involving freedom and necessity. If there is only one possible consequent for a given antecedent, the matter is a matter of necessity. If there are two or more possible consequents for a given antecedent, the matter is said to involve choice or freedom. I see no alternative to these two principles. I would like to see any and all that might disagree with this notion to FIRST set forth their definition of the two terms, freedom and necessity as I have done, and provide, as has been done in measure on another thread, illustrations to support their definitions.