Christians claim God is Omniscient, does that mean God knew he was going to cause the Great Flood?
Christians claim God is Omniscient and has a Plan for Everything; given that, does that mean God knew ahead of time man was going to fail and had a Plan already drawn up to destroy man, and animal-kind who were presumably evil as well, save Noah and the choosen few, with the Great Flood or is this just a fable to teach a lesson to the Jews that was lifted from the epic poem Gilgamesh, which has its genesis in the flooding of the Black Sea? The answers to this question will become a source for a new hub I have in mind; keep it civil folks. :-)
God knew the story from ending to beginning. So yes, he knew he was going to flood the world. What I think is important, though, is why he flooded the world, not just the fact that he flooded it.
Indeed God being omnicient, knew that He would have to flood the earth to try and erase the many times man fell from Grace.
I believe it is literal. The story says there was widespread wickedness in the world, God gave them a chance (years) to change themselves and they refuse to. God knows what's going to happen because he know our nature since he created us. But since we wanted to see if we can do things away from him, he sits back and allow us to do us. He already knows what the outcome is going to be, but we don't and most times wouldn't listen to him if he told us what to do.
by Claire Evans 3 years ago
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