Religion Today

2022-07-03 Religion Today – God’s Foreknowledge, How Christianity Influenced or Caused Freedom, and Independence Day

Jesus said “Know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Jesus taught humans have freedom or free agency, or free will.  Yet Christians typically believe God knows the future in every detail.  How is this possible?  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner explores the three explanations:  (1) John Calvin said God controls all and freedom is an illusion; (2) God knows everything, but somehow this does not conflict with free will; and, (3) God knows all that can be know, especially in a macro-sense, but not in every details until humans make choices using their free will.  Freedom is tied to events in history, the influence of Christianity and inspiration of God.

Published: Saturday July 02, 2022
Runtime: 00:19:59