Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

Chapter 2: How Do We Have Free Will If God Is All Knowing?


How Do We Have Free Will If God Is All Knowing?

Film Focus: In this episode of Catholic Answers Life, Tim Staples answers the question of how human beings can have free will when we also affirm that God is all knowing.

Text Focus: Page 48

Discussion Questions:

  1. How did St. Augustine address the question of how humankind can have free will, while maintaining that God is all knowing?
  2. Does our seeing or remembering the past have any effect on its outcome? How is this also true of God?
  3. This video gives an example of how foreknowledge of the outcome of an event does not change its outcome. Imagine your own example and discuss how foreknowledge of an event does not make that event occur.
  4. If God had not created us with free will, how would this change our relationship with God?

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