Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." This is a prophesy uttered to one man: Peter.
Peter replies: "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You."
So, here you have a clear and unambiguous example from your bible of a clear and unambiguous prophesy concerning a single person. And despite his clear and unambiguous statement that he would employ every iota of free will at his disposal to act contrary to the prophesy, he nevertheless does exactly what the god character says he will.
This story establishes that whatever the god character says you'll do, you'll do, regardless of your intentions, and no matter how much free will you bring to bear.
Thank you for that quote. I did not remember that there was such a prophecy.
Indeed Jesus/God told Peter what he will do and he had no choice in doing it. He said a similar thing to Judas. (now that you gave me one example I have others that comes to mind)
The god character, if it so chooses, could whisper in your ear a running commentary of what you're going to do from moment to moment. Every thought and deed. And there would be nothing you could do but think what the god says you'll think, and do what the god says you'll do. You are forced to do exactly what the god says, or the god would be wrong. I think you would begin to see the strings controlling your each and every action within 5 minutes. And you have to realize that since it is possible for the god to do this, it doesn't have to whisper anything to you for you to know that the strings have to be there even if you can't see them.
Here is the difference between you, me and Peter. We don't live with Jesus.
I agree with you that God COULD whisper in our ear IF he so choose. But that would be going against our free will.
I believe that he waits for us to ask him THEN he whisper.
I tried many times to ask him the winning numbers of the lotto. I heard him laughed... :s
I guess there are things that he won't answers in our mortal life. We Catholic believe that we will have all the answers once we die and go to heaven.