The same question could be asked of a parent who knows full well that their child has the same propensity to bad decisions as they did when they were their age.
Why they would allow them to be tempted with those SAME weaknesses, when they could be preventing it? Shouldn’t they stop them from going to to the same places, doing the same things, having thew the same KIND of friends?
And don’t say, ‘This isn’t the same thing because God is much more perfect than they are, or God is more powerful than we are so he could do it better!’
Look, the premise is exactly the same, as parents even when we know for a fact our kids are doing, saying and acting out the same lifestyle as we did, WE CANNOT CHANGE ANYTHING BECAUSE OF PERSONAL CHOICE! God cannot and WILL NOT override our personal choice to kill ourselves for the same reason, HE WILL TRY TO CONVINCE US BY ‘CIRCUMSTANTIAL MANEUVERING’ in our lives.
The easy answer is FREEDOM of Choice, as with us they deserve the freedom to choose right things from bad things to build their character, that is all God is doing by allowing us the choice to obey or disobey!
Believe it or not some people assume this to be true because of a lack of understanding about the difference between “Four-knowledge” and “Pre-destination.”
In the King James Bible the term “Forsaw” means To BEHOLD in Advance, to notice previously or to keep in one’s view.
“Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him, I FORESAW the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. ” (Act_2:24-25)
There is NOTHING STRANGE ABOUT GOD HAVING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THINGS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN!
“End from the beginning” God can “Behold” at any time, the past, the present and the future simply because he does not exist within the framework of the limitations of time.
One of the KEY THINGS that makes God,God is the fact that he is ALL-KNOWLEDGEABLE about all things in every circumstance…
You see there is NO MYSTERY involved in God’s foreknowledge..he stands outside of all history and therefore can see what is going on, past, present and future..therefore ONLY a prophet inspired by him will be right 100% of the time. Because God planned every detail of creation PRIER to creation, he must follow the laws he instituted. Even in special cases of Miracles the laws of nature are not broken but merely stretched within certain parameters.
O.k. so foreknowledge is not a problem, but what about “Predestination” did God determine before hand our PAIN and SUFFERING?
Having bad qualities of a moral kind; wicked; corrupt; perverse; wrong; as evil thoughts; evil deeds; evil speaking; an evil generation.
Unfortunate; unhappy; producing sorrow, distress, injury or calamity; as evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
Moral evil is any deviation of a moral agent from the rules of conduct prescribed to him by God, or by legitimate human authority; or it is any violation of the plain principles of justice and rectitude.
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All wickedness, all crimes, all violations of law and right are moral evils. Diseases are natural evils, but they often proceed by cause, from moral evils.
The real question is “Can God be evil?”
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What is DARKNESS?
So we can conclude from this that God is perfect and pure and has NO EVIL INTENT IN THOUGHT OR DEED,ELSE HE COULD NOT BE GOD! In order for the above question to be true God would have to be a cruel, void of Love taskmaster without feeling for his creation.
If God were remotely as bad as Atheists infer he would have left us in sin FOREVER by allowing them to eat of the tree of eternal life, instead he BLOCKED IT and provided a better plan!
Adam and Eve were WARNED MANY TIMES not to eat of the experience of Sin, but RATHER to know the same way God knows of Sin, by the comparison to his righteousness. If they had trusted what God said WE ALL would be free now of Sin and rebellion in the world and would NEVER have needed the Death of Jesus!
Now think real hard about this is “EVIL”an unchangeable purpose? Will darkness EVER RULE the universe? NO! WHY?
Because Evil and Darkness are only perceived when Light and God are not there, so if we desire this then Hell is the ONLY PLACE PERMANENTLY WITHOUT IT!
God knew that each of us would choose to come to him and he knows that some will not, BUT THE PLAN REMAINS THE SAME REGARDLESS OF OUR CHOICE!
God did not predestinate EVERY PERSON ON EARTH,PAST,PRESENT, and Future to be http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B00208GIN8&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrsaved weather or NOT they choose it,what he did do was to PREDETERMINE HIS PLAN OF REDEMPTION FOR ALL MANKIND WHICH IS AN “UNCHANGEABLE PURPOSE FOREVER”!
So let’s recap; TO HAVE FOREKNOWLEDGE MEANS THAT GOD WHO SEES EVERY MOMENT OF TIME FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, HAS THE BIG PICTURE.
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