What I want to discuss is this: Is God's will bound by his character, or is his character determined by his totally free choices that he has made in eternity past regarding what he wants his character to be? A few sample questions: 1. Lying is wrong. Why? Many Christians will say God is the absolute authority and that if God says something is a sin, it is a sin, 'nuf said. But did God HAVE TO make lying a sin because of his good, truth-loving character, or did a totally free God determine that lying would be bad, but could have just as easily chosen the other. 2. The sky is blue. Did God make a totally free choice of blue, as opposed to black, or orange, or pink? Or did God's character of perfection HAVE TO pick blue since blue is the best color for the sky...ie, Does God always create the best option because its the best, or is it the best because that's what god created? If, as I suspect some may, your answer is different between #1 & #2, how do you explain the difference?