Or would such interpretation of omnipotence logically entail that the being has free will? So if the being will choose to lose its free will it will with necessity lose its omnipotence too.

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    Omnipotence entails that the being can do anything logically possible. That includes power to will things, i.e. free will. If it chooses to take away any of its powers, free will or some other, then it will no longer be omnipotent. However, it may choose instead merely not to exercise some of its powers. So it may remain omnipotent but will nothing at all, and let something else determine its actions. That way it will behave as if it has no free will.
    – Conifold
    Jul 17 at 14:17
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    I'm not very familiar with this area, but you might want to research Thomist discussions of God and potential. Aquinas argued that God has no potential; he is all actual, which is why he cannot change. I believe others have argued that having no potential means that you cannot act or that you cannot choose how to act because making a decision is the resolving of a potential. Jul 17 at 19:09
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    Well, ability to do anything means free will, as doing something is the ability to convert will into action.
    – Anixx
    Jul 20 at 19:29
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    It is not logically possible to will things. People want what they like, and don't choose what they like because their choices depend on what they like. Anyway, omnipotence is a totally bogus concept out of touch with reality, don't loose your time with it.
    – armand
    Aug 25 at 11:23
  • There is a view that on Descartes' account of divine omnipotence, God can do even the logically impossible: H. Frankfurt, 'Descartes on the Creation of the Eternal Truths' (The Philosophical Review, 86, 1977)
    – Geoffrey Thomas
    Aug 25 at 12:15

"Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?" - Plato stating the Euthyphro dilemma.

Are a god's actions forced by it's character, to choose omnisciently the option that matches fixed values? If so then, yes we can at least imagine an omnipotent being with no free will.

Does what is good change, & develop? The Christian deity seems less vengeful these days than in Old Testament times..

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    I'd love a reason for the downvote, whoever made it.
    – CriglCragl
    Jul 18 at 15:52

Omnipotence is such an absurd concept that it leads to absurd conclusions.

An omnipotent being can and will do anything it needs to do, instantly without any uncertain attempts or intermediate steps. Whenever a need arises it is satisfied instantly.

Therefore an omnipotent being has no choice and no free will.

Free will is the ability to choose the method by which we satisfy our needs. An omnipotent being does not have to choose, it can make things right instantly.

One could even say that an omnipotent being has no needs at all, no reason to do anything at all.

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    Indeed, most monotheistic religions with an omnipotent God do indeed teach that God has no needs. That doesn't mean that God can't want and choose to do things that it doesn't need to. Aug 25 at 12:17
  • There is no reason to do anything. There is nothing that an omnipotent being would have to do to achieve a goal. Anything it wants is instantly there, except that it does not want anything. Us mere mortals have goals to achieve, we have to carefully plan our actions to get what we want. Aug 25 at 13:20
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    Well Christians would say that God, without needing to, decided to create the universe in order to share the love. Aug 25 at 13:31

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