If God knows already what will exactly happen at the end of times, does that mean the universe is deterministic?

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    No, it doesn't. It means that from His vantage point outside of time and space, He views the totality of time and space simultaneously and eternally. At this moment He is viewing the creation of the universe, its eventual destruction, and every vibration of every atom that occurs between the two. Therefore He knows what will happen in that part of time that is "future" to us, because it is present to Him.

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  • 11 months ago

    Nope. God just knows us from so long ago that he can forecast our actions out to a few thousand years at a stretch. See Job 38:1-7 (the answer is NOT "nowhere") and Prov. 8:22-31.

    • Gourry
      Lv 5
      11 months agoReport

      This is not real omniscience if he only predicts what might happen.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    By reciting the rosary each day with care, a person can better comprehend the Mystery of Divine Omniscience.

    • Gourry
      Lv 5
      11 months agoReport

      out of topic.

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  • God is, the Omnipresent and the Omniscient, so He knows everything about all men, and about all His creation!

    All the things that God creates, does not destroy them, he can only modify them, according to his will, for example, God has determined the existence of humanity, whoever does his will for good has his paradise, whoever does evil will not be destroyed, but will be punished forever in eternal hell!

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    @. Gourry: Do I agree with what I said? Okay!

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    • Gourry
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      11 months agoReport

      Indeed. It seems you're agreeing with what you said and what I said. That's great!

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  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    God doesn’t know exactly what’s going to happen in the future and time is not going to end.

    No, the universe is not “deterministic”. God is at the helm, patiently influencing free moral agents, both human and spirit entities, in the way he would desire that we go. When things don’t go according to his plans, he changes his plan.

    Source(s): Jesus follower
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    • yesmar
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      So, it could be said to be true, “God knows the future”. He knows it for what it is, possibilities.

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  • 11 months ago

    If a movie director makes a movie, he already knows the plot, the role of each actor, how the movie ends. God is the Director, He knows past present and future. As His creations we are basically seeing the movie for the first time from our perspective, the audience, watching the movie unfold. But yes, God knows the entire script, He is the Director, He created it, and He knows how it's going to end, who is going to be saved and who is not

    • Gourry
      Lv 5
      11 months agoReport

      Determinism indeed.

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  • The universe is a creation. Set in motion from The Free Will of The Creator.

    Uni-Verse....its Meaning comes from the Single Verse in the Bible.

    It has the will of its creator WRITTEN in its free design - set in motion by The Word of God, to go forth and multiply.

    • Gourry
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      11 months agoReport

      I see you're looking for hidden meanings behind how words are written (uni-verse). That's crap. Nor god nor any of his self claimed messengers spoke English.

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  • 11 months ago

    I choose free will, even if it is an illusion.

  • 11 months ago

    No. If your mother knows you'll be the one to take the last cookie, does that mean she makes it happen?

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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    • Gourry
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      11 months agoReport

      No, that just means you don't understand determinism. It doesn't give clairvoyance power to people. It only means that everything will happen in one and only one specific way. Like a movie that's playing and that will stay exactly the same no matter how many times you replay it.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Saying what will surely happen in the future, is not the same as determining it. We have a free will. The Lord Jesus, who is God, knows by foreknowledge what will be, but didn't determine it, other than certain of His own plans like to pay for our sins, which He already did.

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    • yesmar
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      And, I know Jesus Christ quite well. Someone disagreeing with your worldview does not mean they don’t know Jesus.

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