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Originally posted by Trolloks
just a thought, if god knows everything that is going to happen upon the point of creation, how can we have free will??
Its not free will if someone knows what we are going to do before we are even born, then its just acting out a script.
Originally posted by B.A.C.
reply to post by jackflap
1. Nope. wouldn't change a thing.
2. If they would turn against me, NP, just like "sims" they can be deleted from The Book of Life.
Who is the Clay to question the Potter?
Originally posted by Carlthulhu
God is OMNIPOTENT!
Any discrepancies are not his fault!
They were ment to be that way!
You will just have to deal with it!
(God has a sense of humor, albiet a british one )
[edit on 2009.3.12 by Carlthulhu]
Originally posted by dragonking76
Earth is my T.V. I hope you have enjoyed it thus far as much as I have.
...not God anymore.
...but some of us wish we were...
1. You are the creator. You are perfect and can do no wrong. Your plan (The one we live under now) is about to be willed into existence. Look around. At your own circumstances, at someone else and their circumstances. It was known from the beginning. Would you change said plan or would you trust that God has assured us His plan will not fail.
2. Would you have created free will and love knowing that free will may take your creation away from you.
Further, it may be argued that He would need to be limited in His capabilities, as well. Consider: the act of creation is always a step into the unknown. This is, indeed, the very source of the joy and fulfilment creation brings its creator - to behold something that has never been seen before, and know that one has created it. This is also why a creator - an artist, an inventor, a writer - is always rather surprised by the way his work turns out in the end.
Funnily enough, we read of just this kind of surprise being expressed by God in the Pentateuch, for example when the Israelites begin worshipping the Golden Calf and when men start to build the Tower of Babel. He also, I believe, expresses his disappointment and regret at the way his work has turned out at some point during the story of Noah's Flood.
Clearly, this suggests that God isn't very good at foreseeing the future.
Another of the joys of creation - a very perverse joy it is, too - is in the struggle towards perfection. As much as anything else this is a struggle with one's materials. I pity an omnipotent creator, who might bring what materials he pleases into existence and shape them as he wills. He's missing half the fun.