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Author Topic:   All Knowing God proves problematic
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Message 1 of 2 (490725)
12-07-2008 6:24 PM

I was in a heated debate with some Christians recently, people who were preaching to me the whole idea of choice that we get. Being basic and upfront, I choose my destiny, I choose whether or not I accept god, love him and go to heaven. Or I choose evil and deny god, or just don't like him, and go to hell. However, with this argument, they seem to forget another thing they preach, that god is all knowing, he knows the future, there is nothing he doesn't know. It has been used in other examples, like he knew Satan would turn bad, yet he made him anyway. But it applies to this whole free-will and free choice thing.
They tell me, I have a choice, it's MY choice whether or not I go to hell.
Well, if he, or it, is really all knowing, then before he even decided I was to be born, he KNEW, or KNOWS, if I will go to hell or heaven. IN WHICH CASE, no matter what I do on this earth, how I act of behave, is not going to change the truth that he has foreseen. So, I may aswell not try and just enjoy my life and let it come naturally. I cannot influence my entry into heaven, for it has already been forseen whether I will enter or not, and his prediction, is of course perfect and cannot be wrong or changed.
Does this make sense? I just wonder if this has been dicussed before or if intelligent religious people realise this.

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12-08-2008 5:12 AM

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