I never could understand why God made that snake and the apple tree, when He knew exactly what was going to happen.
This is a common misunderstanding about predestination. Note that His 'knowing' what would happen did not cause it to happen. He gave them the gift of free will and they exercised it. Had he not given them that gift then we would be no different from the animals who follow instinct not free choice. What great love He has for us!
posted on 12/11/2008 9:57:36 AM PST
("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
I cannot note that, as I believe that God’s knowing something will happen, means it will.
posted on 12/11/2008 11:20:59 AM PST
(If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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