Originally Posted by Traveler
It would seem to me that it does not matter if G-d currently coerces or if he "created" the parameters and circumstances that would over time coerce us and determine our individual will. In other words did G-d create our will or was it not created by G-d? If G-d created it - then he justly should be responsible for it - if G-d did not create our will - Where did it come from or who or what did create our will?
God created us so that we would truly be free to choose him and his ways--or not. He created us in such a way that we own relationship with him--be it one of adoration and obedience, or of rebellion.
I get that a few here believe that because of the traditional doctrine of creation-out-of-nothing, God would have to be culpable for our decisions. It is also understandable why some would believe the LDS teaching of eternal intelligence would let God of the hook. However, if God made us to be free, then he can make us such that we bare responsibility for our decisions.