If God knows what we will choose,then how can we have free will?

by Matt Slick

Email:  If God knows what we will choose, then how can we have free will?

Response:  It is a common misconception to conclude that if God knows everything that we will choose, that we somehow did not have the freedom to be able to make the same choices. God definitely knows all things past, present, and future. He does not guess. He knows what our choices are going to be.

If I were to place a bowl of ice cream and a bowl of rocks at the dinner table in front of my child, I know exactly which one my child will eat. Even though I knew exactly which one the child would need, knowing it did not remove the freedom of choice from my child.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.