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Help with a Hub: A question about God's omniscience and omnibenevolence.


I'm writing a hub about the following question and other perspectives would be very helpful: If God is omniscient (all-knowing) and omnibenevolent (all-loving), then why does He create souls that he knows will burn in Hell? To create a soul that He knows will ultimately turn away from him and burn in eternal hellfire does not seem very omnibenevolent. If your answer is free will, then couldn't God create only the souls that He knows will end up in Heaven? These souls could still have free will, testing the waters of good and bad, but eventually turn to God before death. What do you think?

 

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    Luke Holm 8 months ago

    Jennifer, thank you for your excellent and in-depth response. This truly is a paradox, one difficult to wrap my mind around. I like the heart-centered approach of trust. Your response has gotten my wheels turning. Thanks again :)


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    Luke Holm 8 months ago

    Blessedp, thank you for your poetic and reflective response. I find it a bit difficult to defer back to the Bible on questions like this because of how much man has influenced the text. Regardless, I'll think carefully about what you've shared.


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