Two Awkward Questions
How can God's omniscience be reconciled with human free will?
What was God doing before He created the world?
I Free Will
There is a prima facie incompatibility between God's knowing in advance what we are going to do and our being free to change our minds and not do it.
Many thinkers, among them John Milton of Christ's, have argued that this does not make God responsible for our misdeeds.
May be. But
does it not preclude our being responsible for our actions?
(a) bad account of human nature
(b) blocks ``Free-Will Defence''
But if God is outside time, then, it is claimed:
foreknowledge is not really fore