I don't believe the Bible teaches free will, it's a man made doctrine: Truth is revealed, it can not be from the mind of one man to the mind of another. It's a spirit thing, we are discussing spiritual life, not algebra. A greater level of trust and faith is needed when we believe the truth, that WE REST in HIS hands: The truth is; there is no free will. I don't believe in free will, at least not for those who are called...Basic bible reading will reveal this truth... Here's how: Adam sinned, yet in Genesis we read the story of, Sarah, and Abraham, a king takes her and God says to him, give her back, for I have kept you from sinning against me. Why not keep Adam from sinning? Because God had a plan, no original sin, no cross and crucifixion, no marriage supper of the Lamb. All those men in the bible did not cooperate, helping God create a masterful story, they were "Moved" to do so. Then in the story of Moses, we have Moses getting kicked out of Egypt because he killed and Egyptian. Now imagine, you have to set up that scenario so that, it would all unfold as planned...What if that guy had taken a different route or had an extra cup of coffee? He wouldn't have been a witness to the murder... and Moses would have stayed in Egypt. David was promised a son whose kingdom would not end ("in reality Jesus", but yet humanly it was Solomon)...Solomon, the child of promise and prophecy, born out of adultery, and murder.... Or what if all those men and women in the Old Testament did exactly the right thing, how would we have all those stories. Ex: What if God called Jonah, and Jonah said "Go to Nineveh? Sure God, I'll do it"...God says "wait now Jonah, I need you to refuse, so I can have a huge fish swallow you, I need it for this book I'm writing, called "The Bible"... Jonah says "Sorry God no can do, I have a free will, and I've decided to go"... Repeat this 70-100 times, and we have NO BIBLE STORIES... Then of course we have Romans 9:16 16Everything then depends on God's mercy and not on what people want or do. 17In the Scriptures the Lord says to Pharaoh of Egypt, "I let you become Pharaoh, so that I could show you my power and be praised by all people on earth." 18Everything depends on what God decides to do, and he can either have pity on people or make them stubborn. Someone may ask, (as we read in Romans 9) "How can God blame us, if he makes us behave in the way he wants us to?" But, my friend, I ask, "Who do you think you are to question God?