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tr.v. cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing, cre·ates
1. To cause to exist; bring into being: created a new music school. See Synonyms at establish.
2. To give rise to; produce: That remark created a stir.
3. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort: create a poem; create a dramatic role.
4. To invest with an office or title; appoint: He was created a baron.
adj. Archaic

[Middle English createn, from Latin creāre, creāt-; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cre·at′a·ble adj.
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simply misunderstood Kvanvig here, I would point to the following quotation, where he writes: "If God could actualize or create, any possibility, then creatable universalism would collapse into necessary universalism and be subject to the free will objection" (p.
So God, who is the creator and is not creatable, is an intellect and understanding; he is not being or existence.
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