Hello. I just found this site through serendipity and thought it might be a good place to ask some questions that have been on my mind for some time. I was raised Episcopal but somewhere along the line, started questioning what I'd been taught. Here is my present quandry. God is imnipotent: all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing. That makes sense to me or He wouldn't be God. Why, therefore, would he create the world (and everything else) "imperfectly" in the first place so that he needed to start tweaking it? That sounds more like something capricious that a human would do than God would. What I mean by tweaking is create free will but then come back to earth, "write" an instruction manual that's clearly time-based (the Bible) and also come back down to earth as a man to, once again, tell us what we were doing wrong and how to correct it? It seems to me that God would have created the world EXACTLY the way he wanted it to be from the git-go. I can't comprehend the concept of free will, except when... Either there's free will or there's not. Either God is capricious and intervenes when He feels like it or He doesn't. If he doesn't (what I tend to believe) then how do we explain Jesus? I've developed a theory that explains this for my own edification but am wondering how Christians would answer these questions. I'm not trying to bate anyone, I just don't get it.