If God is all knowing, didn't he already know who would be good or bad?

Why bother even creating all the bad people if they were going to go to hell anyway? Or is God NOT all knowing?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes God already knew who was bad and is giving him a chance to repent or mend his ways. He is also so loving that he will completely forgive you if you are sorry for your sins. and foremost he create us through his image.So we must all act Godlike. Good , righteous and loving, Does that answer your question.

  • 1 decade ago

    To create bad people to tempt good people wouldn't work because a god that is all knowing knows every possible outcome of everything. In that belief there is absolutely no free will. It would be like watching a rerun of a t.v. show no point or purpose especially for the all knowing.

    You know what will happen and there is no choice in the matter. Every circumstance is based off of a previous circumstance all created by one entity. It's like watching a train on a track, a puppet on strings, a shadow on the wall. In order to know everything means everything has a set path. The only thing that makes fate real is believing in it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    lol. See.. thats one of the problems with the bible. If god is all knowing, he already knows who is bad, who is good, who will repent and who won't. If god is all knowing, you don't need to go to church because he already knows what you're going to say and do and whether you mean it or not. And yet, Christians would have us believe otherwise. It must mean he is not all knowing. Which throws into contradiction what it says in the bible.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like some kind of sick game eh? That's why Muslims reject free will but it doesn't actually solve the problem. It's all just nonsense, scary stories to keep the peasents down.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You would think so, but then again there is free will. I think we're some weird experiment to see what percentage by influence he can get to worship him. It's like the little sea monkeys in south park.

  • 1 decade ago

    SURE HE KNOWS ,WE WERE JUST GIVEN FREE WILL THINK OF IT AS A GAME BETWEEN GOD AND THE DEVIL .

    FOR US ITS A TEST OF FAITH

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