Who’s Responsible? Follow Up

Q. Re: Who’s Responsible For This. I believe, Father God had a “blueprint” of everything that was going to happen to our world. Before something happens, He knows. Therefore, did He not know us by our names, who we were going to be, everything that was going to happen in our lives etc, even before we were “a twinkling in our parents eyes”, and not only from conception?

A. God knows the end from the beginning, so I didn’t mean to imply that He “only” knew us from the time we were conceived. God said He knew Jeremiah before He formed him in his mother’s womb, and before Jeremiah was born God appointed him as a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:4).

But there’s a difference between knowing something will happen and causing it to happen, and that was my point. Having delegated the procreation process to mankind, God no longer makes an individual decision concerning each child’s birth. John helped underscore that point when he said,

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God (John 1:12-13).

John confirmed that a child’s physical birth is due either to the natural procreation process, or a decision made by the parents, or simply by a husband asserting his right to have sex with his wife. He made no mention of any active involvement by God.

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