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Crucible
April 1st, 2016, 08:52 PM
God cannot change his mind, if He is omniscient, because He would know beforehand He'd change it and therefore make that choice instead. That means that the entirety of Creation was predetermined from the start to become what it is now and what will come in the future.

Free will theology has to limit God's sovereignty at the base nature of Himself to make free will prime in their doctrine.

Epoisses
April 1st, 2016, 09:34 PM
God's sovereignty is an illusion of the Calvinist heretic. Sin is a violation of the Divine will. To justify it's existence places you on the side of the enemy on the side of the serpent.

Bradley D
April 4th, 2016, 01:24 AM
God knows the outcome of man/woman because He created them. God understands free will and thus knows the final outcome which is in Revelation. God gave humankind free will, because He wanted them to freely worship Him. Not to be a bunch of robots. I question if God predetermined the end as to where it is heading now. Humankind failed and determined its own end.

Sonnet
April 4th, 2016, 02:43 AM
God's sovereignty is an illusion of the Calvinist heretic. Sin is a violation of the Divine will. To justify it's existence places you on the side of the enemy on the side of the serpent.

God is not sovereign? God got lucky when Jesus was crucified?

The answer has to be that God is sovereign and men are responsible through choice...compatibilism - not that anyone can explain it.

Sonnet
April 4th, 2016, 02:47 AM
God cannot change his mind, if He is omniscient, because He would know beforehand He'd change it and therefore make that choice instead. That means that the entirety of Creation was predetermined from the start to become what it is now and what will come in the future.

Free will theology has to limit God's sovereignty at the base nature of Himself to make free will prime in their doctrine.

Emphasise God's sovereignty and you reduce man's responsibility.
Emphasise man's responsibility and you reduce God's sovereignty.

Surely compatibilism is the answer.