The philosophical problem of whether God can create free men has a special form for Christian theologians. Among the many kinds of freedom that might be claimed for men, theologians are most interested in the kind that involves the human response to God. For Christians the important response is to God's revelation in Christ. The form of the problem of creation and freedom of chief interest to Christian theologians, therefore, is whether these two doctrines are compatible:
1. that God is the creator of everything finite and contingent, including men and their responses, and
2. that through the gospel of Jesus Christ God addresses men who may respond freely.