henry quirk wrote: ↑Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:35 pm
if He knows what I'll do tomorrow, then tomorrow is determined, not
cuz He knows: he knows only cuz it's set, cuz there's sumthin' in place for Him to know
To say that God knows what will happen is only to say He knows what will happen no matter what it is.
It is to say that He knows all possible routes your free will can take, along with which of the routes you will select. But that has no effect on your ability to select. He may see the whole "web" of possibilities at once; that does not change the fact that you, the individual, stand at a crossroads and have a decision to make -- one you will make not because of how God foreknows it, but because of how you want it to be.
The Bible says that God not only knows the outcomes that DO happen, but also every possibility of what would have happened
if you chose differently. We know He knows these things, because He actually says what they are. However, if there were actually only ever one possibility, then God could not know alternate possibilities. That He does, and we know He does, shows that life is not predetermined or fated to one course.
what's our level of trust in Him?
see, you're givin' me a christian perspective: I'm not christian (not yet), so I'm not inclined (yet) to substitute that perspective for my own
No, I understand your suppositions, Henry. I'm not asking you to be other than you are.
I'm just pointing out that not only you, but everybody else
as well, would have no reason to trust a God of the sort you describe. How can one trust in such a fallible, surprisable, forward-blind kind of Creator? What is the worth of any salvation that such a Being would offer?
Did you check the video? It's short, only about three minutes, and worth it, I think.