Religion and Spiritualism


The Omniscience of God and the Domain of Its Applicability

Authors: Hossein Turner

Many theologans have stated that because God is "omniscient" (All-Knowing) and "omnipresent" in His infinite power then this somehow means that His Knowledge and Presence extends into the future indefinitely. God is regarded as a Being existing outside of all Time - including the past, present and future although His actions can affect all of these aspects of time. This has created strong debates over the centuries about the implications for human pre-destination and free-will. If God "knows" what human beings are going to do many years in the future, then do human beings really have any free choice? Some have managed to resolve this dilemma for themselves, but the author of this brief paper still sees the "future knowledge" of God with respect to human actions, as a proxy form of pre-determination. Where is the free-will and responsibility?

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