Where is his free will? He could not do but what God had decreed he to do. The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God." Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more afraid; and he entered into the Praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer. So Pilate said to Him, "You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?" Jesus answered, "You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin." John 19:7-11 NASB Pilate could do nothing other than what God had determined him to do? Where was his free will? Pilate wanted to release him, but could not do it! Others on here say God doesn't know what is going to happen until it happens? That is blatant irreverence toward God. It is unbiblical and unfounded in the Word. It does not exalt God because it is an outright mistruth, and rather than exalt Him it brings Him down to the God forbidden level of man. God had already known all of what would happen here in this text. Pilate could only do what God had foreordained he do. Free will? Nope. I think this is scary to free willers, and hyper-willers because perhaps they think they chose God against God's will for them to do so, in other words, fear they are not elect. This is a real, tangible fear in the minds of men. God is in complete control. This causes men to fear, and causes some men to even become angry with God. I still claim and maintain Kenneth Copeland takes you hyper-willers and free-willers theology to the logical absurd conclusion: That you think you are in control of your destiny, and that God cannot act until you make some decision, or as you say, choose. The Bible teaches quite the contrary.