Why didn't God create a world where everyone chooses salvation?
If free will is true then there exists different possible worlds for each choice you make in life.
Now let's say there were only going to be two people. Let's call them Adam, and Eve. And let's say they were only going to make one choice in their life.
Choice number 1. Trust in God, and receive eternal life in a paradise world (heaven)
Choice number 2. Reject God, and be sent to hell to spend eternity suffering in pain, and agony.
This means that there are 4 possible choice combinations, and therefore 4 possible world outcomes. Both Adam, and Eve reject God and go to hell, Adam Accepts God and is saved, but Eve rejects, Adam rejects, but Eve accepts, and finally there is a possible world where both Adam and Eve Trust in God, and both receive eternal life in heaven with their creator.
Now Before God creates a world, he knows what their choices will be, and Christians tell me this in no way affects their free will. So if God is all knowing, then he knows which world (out of the 4) that both Adam, and Eve will be saved, and if he's all powerful, then he's able to create that world, and if he's all loving then he will want to create that world.
If we all have free will then there would have to be a possible world where each, and every one of us chooses to accept Jesus as their savior, and God knows which world that is, and is able to create it, and would want to create it, so why didn't God create that world?
Or better yet, make a world where nobody sins at all.
for those of you who keep saying that "we wouldn't have free will, we would be mindless robots" Remember it is the Christian who says "knowing isn't doing" and that God can foreknow the future without taking away free will, so what are you complaining about? And if for some strange reason God cannot create somebody knowing they will never sin, because they would be a mindless robot, incapable of love, then how do you explain JESUS!!! God made Jesus knowing Jesus would never sin!!!
- MistyLv 52 months agoFavourite answer
All gods are myths, only the natural world exists.
- PaulLv 72 months ago
In other words, why didn't God create human beings as pre-programmed robots without free will? Because He loved us too much to create us that way.
- keyjonaLv 72 months ago
God has billions of Sons and these universes are their playground/Laboratory. With the Father's permission, they were attempting to build their own Heaven. They caused this messed up world from the start by not following instructions. Humans are the product of God's Sons.
- River EuphratesLv 72 months ago
Based on the biblical narrative, 'God' wanted people to choose to follow 'Him' willingly - so he gave us 'free will' to either accept or reject.
This is the reasoning that believers ascribe to why you have to believe in 'God' before you can receive proof of his existence - but the fact is, if 'God' were to be demonstrable, individuals would still have the ability to choose whether or not to follow 'Him'.
All throughout the bible there are examples of 'God' demonstrating his existence - but they got fewer and fewer as we learned how the world around us actually works, and became able to accurately document and test various phenomena.
'Miracles' went from raising the dead to attributing the 'Hand of God' when a doctor saves a patient.
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- Ernest SLv 72 months ago
Why are you carping if you have opportunity to receive God's glory?
Does it not occur to you that God might know better than you?
- Chi girlLv 72 months ago
Because he didn't want puppets.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- Anonymous2 months ago
Forced love is not love: it's rape.
God created us with choice. He set before us life and death. "Choose life." He says. Why? Because people are so dumb He had to give us the answer.
If I had a time machine and knew what you would say ten minutes from now, would that take away your right to say it?
Choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord, God Almighty.
The Author of Life obviously knows how to live it best, and only wants what's best for us - because He loves us.
To second guess Him - to doubt His motives - is to call Him a liar. That is slander against your Maker. How is this going to play out for you? Surely it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. You will despise yourself and cringe before Him.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It isn't a possible world, it is a possible choice (only one world continues after the choice). So, a psychic would see a fork in the road where two paths are possible if two paths exist. For example, a psychic would see that an earthquake will occur, and there is no alternative, because humans usually can't stop quakes. Another example: A man might take a drink of whiskey, and not pay attention to traffic and get killed, but he could be warned and avoid death. Another example: Psychics predicted, well in advance, the war in Iraq (even Revelation, a chapter in the bible, predicted it thousands of years in the future). But modern psychics also predicted it, and they were given their power by God and they formed groups to spread the word that attacking Iraq was wrong, against God's wishes, and evil, but no one heeded their advice. W. Bush said that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction, but he was wrong. So, the war in Iraq was not an option in the view of psychics (they didn't see a fork in the road where a different path could be taken. It was like the earthquake prediction, there was nothing that could change future events. This is because there is nothing more unchangeable that the mind of an idiot. The war (defying God) would proceed, with the blessing of Reverend Billy Graham who had advised W. Bush. There was not an alternate world in which W. Bush didn't attack Iraq.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 months ago
The choice God set before A&E was straightforward. He had planted a Tree of Life. Eating its 'fruit' would give life eternal. But there was another Tree, the fruit of which would lead to death. Not hell. Death. The command not to partake of that 'system' was a warning for them to benefit from - to avoid a trap set by another. The trap was thinking that they could be like God, knowing what He knew, by partaking of poisoned 'fruit'. God did not partake of that system of knowledge. He knew it existed but God did not live by knowing how to do what was good and always avoiding what was evil. That is the way of law-keeping. God is not beholden to keeping some law, in order to be God. No, for that would mean Law was Almighty, and He could only ever be Mighty, for as long as He obeyed the superior Law.
That is why God knew before He created any material universe what the outcome on Earth would be, yet He decided to go ahead, knowing that He, the Almighty, had a plan of restoration already in place. That is why Jesus is called the Lamb of God, slain from before the founding of the world.
Instead of presenting hypothetical situations, why not find out from the Bible what the actual situation is, the choices you need to make now, and how the entire cosmos will be restored to its original perfection, all because of what Jesus, the Lamb, did? God knows that not everyone will choose His salvation, nor will He force them to. He draws people to willing obedience by seeing how lovely the Lamb of God is. Focus on Him, and your perspective will change.
- Larry CLv 72 months ago
Forcing people to accept salvation nullifies free will.
- Anonymous2 months ago
That would demand no choice, something that a dictator would do. God is a God of love, and free will is his gift of love.