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Nothing ever catches god by surprise; he knows everything that’s going to happen to us. as the psalmist wrote, “his understanding has no limit” (psalm 147:5). why, then, doesn’t he intervene and keep evil things from happening to us?. Because god knows everything that will happen, this allows him to predict the future ahead of time. we read the lord saying that he, declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, 'my purpose will be established, and i will accomplish all my good pleasure ( isaiah 46:10 ). If god knows who you’ll date, which job you’ll go for, and what toppings you’ll put on your pizza, doesn’t that undermine free will and turn us into mere pup. So if god's plan always happens, why should we pray and ask god for things? won't he do his own will whether we ask him or not? we pray because god tells us to pray (1 thessalonians 5:17). if we disobey god's command to pray, god will still do his plan. but then we may not know he worked, and we won't be able to thank him and trust him more. God knows the future of what the free will creatures choose. free will does not stop becoming free because god knows what will happen. for example, i know that my child will choose to eat chocolate cake over a bowl full of stinking dead mice. if i were to set them both before my child, it is safe to say she will not eat the dead mice.
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Permit me a little exercise in theological philosophy and logic. almost every christian believes that god knows everything. many christians believe human beings have free will. some christians affirm free will but deny traditional omniscience (e.g., open theists). some christians affirm omniscience but deny free will (calvinists). other christians try to affirm both (arminians). I know you’re going to turn, and i know that the purpose of bringing you back according to my prayer is that you might strengthen your brothers.” even in situations where god is permitting, he is permitting by design. when you permit something and you know what it’s going to do and you know all of its outcomes and you go ahead and permit. They say that if god knows we are going to make a certain "free will" choice, then when it is time for us to make that choice, because god knows what we are going to choose, we are not really free to make a different choice and god's foreknowledge means we cannot have free will. quite honestly, i do not see this as being a problem at all. Here are some common verses that are used to teach that god knows everything and is everywhere. 1 john 3:20 – “for if our heart condemn us, god is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.” [knoweth all things] – this is as close as it comes to saying god knows everything. this is not saying that god just generally knows. You see god made us, each of us. he knows how we’re wired and he knows what we need. he recognizes our tendency to medicate sometimes because we run away from the truth. if he gave us everything we ever needed before we even asked he’d be feeding our fleshly desires and our spirits would go empty. he loves us too much to do that. 2.
If God Knows Everything That's Going To Happen, What's The Point?
Lewis' point, i believe, is that we humans live in a world that is measured by space and time. everything happens in a certain physical space and a certain time sequence. it has been said that god knows everything in advance except that he cannot know how men will exercise their free choice. god has decided either that he will go to. Most of us need to grow in the area of trusting god instead of focusing on the "when" question. if you're missing joy and peace, you're not trusting god. if your mind feels worn out all the time, you're not trusting god. the tendency to want to know about everything that's going on can be detrimental to your christian walk. In order to listen, we need to be open and sensitive to messages. often, things that happen are not simply a coincidence. here are a few ways god might be trying to tell you something: the same issue keeps showing up again and again maybe it's time to address it. if you don't feel at peace about something, there may be a message in the turmoil. Question: "why pray? what is the point of prayer when god knows the future and is already in control of everything? if we cannot change god’s mind, why should we pray?" answer: for the christian, praying is supposed to be like breathing, easier to do than to not do. we pray for a variety of reasons. for one thing, prayer is a form of serving. We may want to know exactly which college to go to, which major to choose, which job to pursue, which person to marry, thinking that god has every step of our lives all worked out. the truth is, he may have some specifics that need to be taken care of before we can move toward his plan (ephesians 2:10).