I've heard many people talk about "God's Plan" and "God's Will", especially when it comes to death- "It was all part of God's plan," or "It's was God's will that he go now."
I'm just trying to figure out how if everything is part of "God's Plan" for us, if it's all part of "God's Will" then how in the heck can anyone say we were given free will? Because if it was God's will that the guy over there gets hit by a drunk driver and dies, leaving a family behind, then really, the drunk had no choice but to get wasted and get behind the wheel- so how can he be blamed? How does that work?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on May. 29, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on May. 29, 2009
Well, OP, I think you would have to first acknowledge that God sees everything at one time... that is, all events from beginning to end. Every life, every situation... So we do have free will, but God already knows what our choices are going to be. I hope that makes sense.....
I've already seen Him work that way in my own life. Something that I think ended badly gets woven by God into His plan for me. And without that event happening, I wouldn't be able to get to this place in my life. So, to extend that point... God has a plan for you, specifically, and He has a plan for everyone, and the world in general.
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