posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 01:28 PM
Originally posted by DelayedChristmas
But if you disagree that not everyone follows God's will, doesn't that make Him not omnipotent or omniscient ?
Well, one could view it from the standpoint that, in granting free will, God lets the omnipotence bit slide, but omniscience is irrelevant, as whether
he knows that people would defy or affirm his will has no bearing on whether they will or not.
Personally, I view "God's Will" as an over-arcing thing -- his overall goal for this reality. In that sense, people who are disobedient to God
could still be doing his will, as we have connections and impacts that we can never comprehend.
For example, let us say that "Joe" is an ardent atheist, arguing against God at every turn. Joe meets up with "Jane", who is a believer, but
after debating with Joe, starts to question her faith, and through study, prayer and more debates, becomes a stronger Christian and brings more people
to the faith than she would have without Joe's atheistic intervention. Jane is clearly obeying God and doing his will, while Joe is disobeying God,
but, ultimately, is doing his will, indirectly, through Jane.
I don't think that's always the case, and most disobedience would result in NOT being in harmony with God's will, but I think it's a more
reasonable approach than saying anyone who disobeys doesn't further God's kingdom in any way.