can free will and god both manage to exist and make sense? if god is our creator then he designed everything about us.. even if he doesn't play a direct role in creating each human he still individually shaped human nature, and with it our destiny. personally i don't believe in free will. everything you do/say/think is a product of your nature. your nature is either a product of god or a product of evolution, depending on which team you pick. either way, if it's god then free will makes even less sense since there was a willful design on his part, nothing 'accidental'. so how can we balance the idea of free will with the biblical narrative? adam and eve were put in the garden and given a test. the bible doesnt say anything about free will, as far as i know, but the general belief i encounter seems to be that god gave them free will prior to the test. but how is this possible? god knew their nature inside out, since he created them. he knew their nature before he ever created them because he is all knowing, yet he created them anyway knowing that human nature is flawed and that we would inevitably fall short of the expectations given to us. if you create a computer, and you design a complex algorithm that generates seemingly random answers to questions, have you just designed a machine with free will? no. the computer does as it is programmed to do, and so do humans.