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Thank you for your response Etu. It begins with a false premise however.

The Creator, whom you call the Abrahamic God, does not lie… fact he “cannot” lie. (Titus 1:1, 2)

The “father of the lies” is the devil (meaning slanderer) (John 8:44)

God’s will is that his children obey him. If you are a parent, you will understand this concept. The Father always has his children’s best interests at heart. When he gives them directives, it is not because he wants to curb their freedom to make choices….he gave us that freedom to begin with. 

Freedom to make choices would have enhanced their lives to no end, provided it was exercised within the parameters set by God. Abuse of free will means exercising it to the detriment of others. Once that occurs, your free will then becomes a curse instead of a blessing. The world today is proof positive that this is true. Selfish exercise of free will benefits no one.

“But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace” (Psalm 37:11)

– JaneD
Avid Bible Student