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#918539 - 03/03/17 09:26 PM free will  
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Question for a story I'm writing. God knows everything. He knows all outcomes. So say he causes a child to be born in a poverty-stricken inner city family with no father and a drug-addicted mother. That child turns to a gang as his only protection and has a beloved mentor. That mentor tries to steer him right but when the child is 14 the mentor is shot down in a drive-by. The child in agony shoots the killer but is, himself, killed before he can repent. Does that child go to eternal Hell? If God knew this was going to happen, and knew given the situation that this was the set-in-stone outcome, did the child have free will?



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#918548 - 03/04/17 09:55 AM Re: free will [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]  
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Hi Lisa. WOW, what a question for the first thing on a Saturday morning.

"God knows everything. He knows all outcomes. " Yes, He knows everything but I do not know that he knows all outcomes. Reason being we do have free will and can take a different path. He walks with us on our journey and when we have chosen the wrong path He works with us. In reality, even though this is a novel, you say the child is killed before he can repent; but in life, in the split moment God knows our intent. Sometimes in our darkest moments we cannot see our way out of situations and emotions take over and make decisions for us. But, God knows us.


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