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Divine Foreknowledge and Free Will Two Solutions to What Seems To Be an Insolvable Paradox The problem of divine foreknowledge and free will has probably been argued since human beings first discovered the realm of a supreme and all perfect creator thousands of years ago The problem between these two presumably coinciding ideas can be laid out like this If at the beginning of time when God first created the world as we human beings recognize it God knew everything that would be done at the time he created the world then nothing can be done presently to prevent or change what has happened in the past the past cannot be altered We cannot change the fact that God knows everything that will happen tomorrow and every day afterwards That factthat God knows what will happen tomorrow means that it will happen If anyone including God or you or me knows that X will happen then X will happen Therefore no one can prevent doing whatever it is that they will do tomorrow because of the unalterable quality of the pastcaused by Gods knowledge of all future actionsmakes it necessary that these events will happen So there is no free choice yet free will is one of the basic tenets of what makes human beings human We have been told stories about our free will and the trouble it has caused us as a species the story of Adam and Eve for example and we have always known that we are free So how then can these two ideas that most humans have believed to be true for so long both be possible It is quite a paradox if God is omniscient then humans do not really have free will but if human beings do have free will then God is not omniscient and is flawed The problem of solving these two seemingly contradictory premises of theology has been kicked around
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