Originally posted by LewsTherinThelamon
reply to post by Akragon
I have often argued that, because of God's omniscience, he knew before he created the universe that someday hell would exist.
In fact, he knew before he created the universe that someday I would exist and that I would reject his teachings thereby sealing my fate in hell.
He knew this and still created the universe. So my fate was sealed either way. It cannot be a "choice" on my part if God had prior knowledge of what would take place.
His act of creating the universe set in motion the singular path the cosmos would take to arrive at my birth and eventual damnation. For me to have had free choice, then God would have to have no pre-existing knowledge of the path the universe would take. But, then he would not be omniscient, and if he is not omniscient...he is not God.
The Christian religion is not grounded in logic.edit on 8-1-2013 by LewsTherinThelamon because: (no reason given)edit on 8-1-2013 by LewsTherinThelamon because: (no reason given)
Maybe I'm slow, but could you explain to me how somebody knowing what you will choose means it's not your choice? If a psychic predicts what you will do, that somehow means you didn't decide to do it, that somehow the psychic made you do it?