If God knows all things beforehand, is not that the end of our freedom?


No. God’s knowledge does not make us so act. An astronomer may be able to say, “There will be an eclipse of the sun.” When the eclipse comes, no one says that it had to come because the astronomer said it would. The astronomer’s knowledge was caused by the fact that it would come; the eclipse was not caused by the fact that he foresaw it.

Freewill of man, Question 52 from Radio Replies Volume I Copyright © 1938 (by Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble, M.S.C. and Rev. Charles Mortimer Carty).

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One comment on “If God knows all things beforehand, is not that the end of our freedom?
  1. There’s one hole in this theory: the astronomer created the eclipse in addition to foreseeing it. No?

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