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Does God Have The Gift Of Foresight?

Sometimes, I just wonder if God really knows the end from the beginning. If He does, why does He go embark on projects/experiments doomed to fail?

For instance, if He knew mankind would turn out like this, why did He go ahead with creation?

No name calling pls. Only enlightened responses.

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Dont try to divert!!, you know very well that this is not the point!!. The point is how can the LORD have to come down to see if he know everything?. If he have the gift of foresight he dont have to come down to see. And come down from where?. If your "god" is Omnipresent he dont have to come down because he is already everywhere. Your "god" cannot come down from a point A to see what is hapening on a point B because if he is Omnipresent he is on point A and B at the same time. Another proof that your "bible" is not accurate

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Have you not read it in the bible: I'm the Alpha and Omega,the beginning and the end.

He is the all-knowing God.

He Asked Jeremiah to tell his people of what he was about doing so that when it starts

happening there won't be any argument about His abilities and Capabilities.

He knows the end from the beginning.

He gave revelation to Joseph concerning the famine in the land of Egypt.

He revealed so many things to Daniel.

Plz don't doubt this Jehova God. He said: Before you were formed in your mothers womb i knew thee.

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In what context is "believing" being used? what do u mean by believing?

Why is this so hard to deduce?

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can you explain how you'd rewrite that phrase in UFO language?

I believe the writer was a human being speaking a human language and writing for a human audience.

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@noetic

Why is believing most important?

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According to Genesis 11:5 it clearly states, “And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, . . . The fact that God had to come down “to see” what they were doing in Babel or Sodom, means he does not know everything at all times. Or, this is not the God but rather a God.

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My exact sentiments.

@ WildOne, did you lift this from my mind?

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Some of the arguments/points raised by the "aye - sayers" are laughable at best.

From tpiah: He went ahead with creation, because he understood that u would feel bad, if He just dumped u (an uncreated spirit being) into hell fire by default.

So He chose to create u, educate u about the choices u have, give u the liberty to make that choice and subsequently punish or reward u for that choice.

Yet another from the same tpiah: yes He does. Jesus predicted the fall of Jerusalem.

However, humans not knowing the future doesnt mean God is the same way.

We can ask why but all that means is our knowledge is limited.

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whatever rocks your boat.

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Since when a "god" (?) need an accord from a mortal?. If this "God" created the universe simply for the Earth he wasted a lot of material on the project. There are an estimate 100 billion solar systems in our galaxy and over 1 million galaxies in the universe. That's a lot of material just to maintain one, healthy planet. Even if this "God" is all-powerful, he is either a very poor planner or we have seriously misidentified our significance to him.

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I have both. His hand writing is the bible. His voice recording is in my memory. what else do thou want?

Did u see this thread? http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-287708.0.html

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Did any god tell you that he wrote any scriptures? Where is your evidence that any god wrote any scriptures? Do you have his handwriting or his voice recording?

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where have ur ears been? and have u been reading the scriptures?

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None.

Thats why he/she was created and did not go to hell defacto, to live out his/her life, make his/her choices and get punished/rewarded for those choices. The punishment being hell and the reward being heaven.

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wrong.

Say you're working towards a monetary goal. Nobody is cooperating and you get frustrated.

Does that mean you wont get paid or achieve that goal at the end of the day if you persevere.

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@noetic

But why whould he/she be dumped in hell de facto? What is his/her offense?

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The bible says that god repented of the evil he did to some people.

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@tpiah

Really nice attempt to side-step and dismiss Horus' post. ''he wanted them to respond of their own accord" indeed. If god already knew their whereabouts or what they've done then why ask the bloody question?

There're several instances god repented or regretted his actions like he 'repented' that he made saul king and he also 'repented' that he made man.

Surely a god with big eyes into the future shouldn't have cause to regret or repent. . . .right?

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This one na Hell Fire Candidate .

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Noetic is it possible to dump an ''uncreated'' spirit in hell?

An ''uncreated'' being is something that's not yet been brought to existence,is it not?

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yes He does. Jesus predicted the fall of Jerusalem.

However, humans not knowing the future doesnt mean God is the same way.

We can ask why but all that means is our knowledge is limited.

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I couldn't have put it any better Horus. WELL DONE!!!

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I couldn't have put it any better Horus. WELL DONE!!!

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Thanks for the clarification, otherwise horus would have thought he actually made a point.

He went ahead with creation, because he understood that u would feel bad, if He just dumped u (an uncreated spirit being) into hell fire by default.

So He chose to create u, educate u about the choices u have, give u the liberty to make that choice and subsequently punish or reward u for that choice.

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you're too literal. Are you an atheist.

Take the Adam and Eve story for example.

Here's the description in Genesis:

they were hiding- that's why God called to them. It doesnt mean he couldnt locate them- He wanted them to respond of their own accord and it also underscores their heightened awareness that something was wrong. In other words, there was palpable fear and tension.

Same explanation for the rest of your post.

An even cursory reading of Milton's Paradise Lost will show similar imagery.

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The first challenge to such a question comes in the beginning of the Bible when God was uncertain where Adam was when Adam hid himself in the Garden of Eden. Surely a God that could create the universe and transcend time would be able to locate a hiding man. God only learns what has happened when he interrogates Eve. Then he acts. God also cannot determine where Abel happens to be after he has been slain by his brother. Again, he must gain his answers from Cain. God has to "look down" and see what is occurring in Shinar and he has to personally view the wickedness of man before destroying the cities of the plain. Why this "god" must gain his answers from mortal human that he created?. Was this God actually a God?

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Has any god ever told you that he/she knows the beginning from the end?

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