Predestination vs. Free Will

Morgan 30's picture

To what extent do we as humans have free will and to what extent has God predestined our lives?

jroberts's picture

predestination problematic

If God knows predestines / has pre-knowledge of something, that knowledge is done in time. Anything in time has a beginning; i.e., it is finite. God is infinite, God is outside time. God by His nature doesn't predestine or foreknow. He simply knows and destines.

Also, it isn't a dichotomy. Both "we as humans have free will" and "God destines our lives" are perfectly true statements.