posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 02:16 PM
a reply to: danielsil18
This is a classic line of argument.
Martin Luther uses it, as I've just been reading this week.
Nevertheless, I don't think it follows.
Let me offer an analogy.
If I read a history of the Civil War, I know everything that King Charles is going to do. I know all the mistakes he is going to make. In effect I
know his future.
But I don't control his future. His freedom of action is not limited by me in any way.
The ONLY reason I know his future is that I am able to read his life from a standpoint at which he has ALREADY made the decisions which afffected his
If he had made a different set of decisions, then I would still know his future, but it would be a different future.
There is no philosophical reason why God's knowledge of our future should be any different from that.
He knows our future because his standpoint enables him NOW to see our lives AFTER we have made any relevant decisions.
If we made different decisions, then he would still see our future, but it would be a different future.
What he sees is the final version after we have made our final decisions.
There may be scriptural statements against free will, and Martin Luther would show them to you, but "God knows our future" is not in itself an
edit on 16-11-2014 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)