The Will of God
After considering the things belonging to the divine knowledge, we consider what belongs to the divine will. The first consideration is about the divine will itself; the second about what belongs strictly to His will; the third about what belongs to the intellect in relation to His will. About His will itself there are twelve points of inquiry:
- Whether there is will in God?
- Whether God wills things apart from Himself?
- Whether whatever God wills, He wills necessarily?
- Whether the will of God is the cause of things?
- Whether any cause can be assigned to the divine will?
- Whether the divine will is always fulfilled?
- Whether the will of God is mutable?
- Whether the will of God imposes necessity on the things willed?
- Whether there is in God the will of evil?
- Whether God has free will?
- Whether the will of expression is distinguished in God?
- Whether five expressions of will are rightly assigned to the divine will?