—————————If God is all knowing why does he create people who he knows will not be saved?
I would be interested in hearing your answer to a question of mine. Say for argument sake that i will live my life out and die as an atheist. i would be judged a sinner and sent to hell for eternity. Now, God is all knowing. He knew before i even existed that i would choose to be an atheist. He knew he would end up sending me to hell. Even if i had the opportunity to accept jesus, he KNEW i wouldn’t, because he is ALL KNOWING. So then why would he allow me to come into creation knowing that i would not be saved, and sent to hell? I hope to hear a response from you soon, and maybe we can talk some more.- Joe
Thanks for the question. God is indeed all knowing and nothing happens out of his control and knowledge. So when people sin against him, he is not caught by surprise and needs to come up with a rescue plan to deal with the mess. He has always known what he is doing in saving people. Out of his goodness and kindness, he chooses to save mankind who sins terribly by rebelling against him. It is really something that God does that mankind does not deserve. Out of his mercy, God chooses to save some from the eternal punishment they rightly deserve. By sending Jesus to die in their place, God gives forgiveness to them.
Therefore, because of our sins, our default position in front of God is his judgment and punishment. This is what we deserve. But God gives us something that we do not deserve, that is his love shown through his forgiveness in Jesus. That’s why the Bible does not speak of God creating people that he does not save. Rather, the Bible speaks of God choosing some that he saves. It is God’s ultimate goodness and kindness shown to us. So the question for us is whether we have accepted such kindness by trusting God’s son Jesus Christ.
The problem with this “pat” answer and others like it is that it seems to ignore that God created the system, at least that is what calvinists believe.
Boiled down to basics the answer above can be summarized that everybody deserves to go to hell because they are sinners and that while God would be justified in casting everyone into hell, he rather chooses to save some. I have heard it said that it is not unfair to the folks he chooses not to save but is rather SUPER fair to those He chooses to save.
But I don’t see how it can be deemed fair at all since God is the one who decided to create humans who he knew would sin and be doomed and reserves the right to preordain who will be saved and there is nothing anybody can do about it.
Maybe my question/point is not clear and if so I apologize. I will clarify if I am able.