Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. My opinion is that it is obvious that man was created with the ability to choose (volition) right and wrong - good or evil. It also seems clear that, whatever choice man ultimately makes, he is responsible to and held accountable by his Creator. My question is, does God ever violate man's free will that He gave him at the moment of creation? I'm not talking about the fact that man cannot control the consequences of his choices. I'm talking about the will to make whatever choice he wants to make. Adam was given the choice to "freely eat" [choose to eat] of any tree of the Garden. He was also given the choice to violate the command of God and eat of the tree that was forbidden. He was free to choose, but not free to control the consequences.