Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Did God know exactly what He was doing?

An all knowing God?

Gentlemen,
I was having some un-Godly thoughts about God a moment ago that I thought I would share with you all and solicit your input. (too much thinking going on, I should probably watch some TV)

The main train of thought being, is God perfect, in the aspect of ‘all knowing’? One might premise that He is perfect in terms of being the ideal, sentient, living being; if one assumes the perfect state of being is being pure Love; but as some lame philosopher once pointed out, ‘Love is blind’.

Did God’s love blind Him from fully understand or anticipating the possibilities of creating a creature in His own likeness? There is some evidence for this by His changing interaction with mankind over time, particularly between the Old and New Testament times. God seems to have been repeatedly disappointed or frustrated by mankind. Why would He create something that would cause His own disappointment and eventual suffering?

As another example, let’s look at pride, a pretty good human-characteristic creation; but did God miscalculate the downside of pride, case in point being Satan?

Further, did God reveal to us the He is perfect, or is this belief a product of our human rationalization?

Your thoughts and musings are welcome.

May the Grace be with you,
Patrick J B

3 Comments:

At Thu Apr 06, 01:30:00 PM 2006, Blogger Ty Roach said...

wow...deep stuff man!

I thought that you were gonna ask if 'God is all powerful, then can He create a rock that He could not move?'

or

'What is the meaning of life?'

Okay, I'll try to be serious now.

Of course God is all knowing. There are countless references in the Gospel of Jesus knowing man's thoughts or knowing what men would do, etc, not to mention references to God's 'all knowing' from other places in the Bible.

There is no way that I can explain why God does allows things to unfold a certain way. I simply try to trust Him. If I find myself wondering or questioning certain mysteries, I try to rely on faith and trust in God.

 
At Thu Apr 13, 11:59:00 AM 2006, Blogger Greg said...

thought provoking... is this not a matter of faith? Troubled mind you have... hmmm. The tempter is working on you man, as he did with Jesus in the desert (Luke 4:1-13). Jesus said to the Tempter, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test'.

 
At Thu Apr 13, 11:59:00 AM 2006, Blogger Greg said...

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