Harry Potter, Love Potions, and Free willRight. So the Father could just stop loving the Son one day.
The value of free will does not end there. All sorts of relationships acquire special value because they involve love, trust, and affection are freely bestowed. The love potions that appear in many fairy stories (and the Harry Potter series) can become a trap; the one who has used the potion finds that he wants to be loved for his own sake and not because of the potion, yet fears the loss of the beloved’s affection if the potion is no longer used. For that matter, individuals without free will would not, in the true sense, be human beings at all, at least this is the case as seems highly plausible, the capacity for free choice is an essential characteristic of human beings as such. If so, then to say that free will should not exist is to say that we humans should not exist. It may be possible to say that, and perhaps even mean it, but the cost of doing so is very high.
William Hasker, The Truimph of Good Over Evil (Inter-Varsity, 2008) p. 156.
"He can't," you say? "He is love," you say? "His very nature demands that he will love the Son," you say?
The Father is not libertarianly "free" to turn his back on the Son? Refuse to love him anymore?
If he is not, and since the love is really love, genuine love, then is must not be the case that true love demands libertarian freedom.
If he is (libertarianly) free to stop loving the Son, well . . . it looks like someone's a priori philosophical assumptions has got a hold of ones orthodoxy.
Looks like we have a ridiculous view of God. Scary, actually. If the Father could stop loving the Son, how much more his created people?
Besides, I don't want to spend eternity apart from God. I'm glad he has determined things so such that I will always love him. Left to my own devices, I'd always choose me over God.
A world where God and fallen man have libertarian freedom is a world where God and fallen man are never reconciled. And if, per impossible, they could be reconciled, that world provides no guarantee that they will remain reconciled.
Just like Islam provides no eternal assurance, so does a world with libertarian free will for God and man. Funny how libertarianism ends at the same place as the hard-core conjunction of determinism and voluntarism presented in Islam.