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The Creator’s Omnipotence And Our Free Will Are Compatible

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Posted by Ivan on November 10, 2002 05:48:15 UTC

The Creator’s omnipotence and the creation's free will are not mutually exclusive.

“No thing IN OUR FOUR-DIMENSIONAL PERCEIVABLE UNIVERSE can predict the future exactly” is how your statement must be qualified to make it correct.

The Creator of the universe created our time dimension and therefore by definition would not be constrained by its single dimension constraints as we are. If you consider a curled up dimension as a time dimension (hypertime) then the following scenario is scientifically possible. In a 2D time, you would be able to move sideways from one outcome to another if you don’t like the outcome you are facing now. In a 3D time, you would be able to see all the outcomes available and directly select the best one. According to the Quran, the God knows all the outcomes that are ahead of us.

So you see, we have free will to make a decision, however I believe that The God knows the outcome of this decision and all other possible outcomes. It is like a decision tree, we have a choice at the nodes, but not on the branches and The God sees the whole tree.

Thanks and all best wishes.

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