Omniscient or Almost?

If God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, how come when he was making Adam and Eve, he didn’t know they would want to be like Him, wise and knowing?

God made man in His image, so it makes sense they’d want to be “like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5)

I know God wants us to have freedom of choice, that he doesn’t want robots worshiping Him just cuz we’re programmed to do so.

Isn’t there a way to give us free will but not eat from the tree of knowledge? Did it have to be an either/or set up?

My reliance on Jesus Christ isn’t weakened by my having this question.

I’m sure I’m not the first person to pose the question.

If there’s a Biblically sound explanation as to why God made Adam and Eve fallible, I’m curious what it is.

What is it?


About beth

I started this blog in 2011 shortly after I finally opened my heart and mind to Jesus as a last resort. My intent with this blog is to share what I learn and feel along my path with Jesus.
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7 Responses to Omniscient or Almost?

  1. exreligiouschristian says:

    This is a really good question and I have wondered the same thing myself. I think that the reason God made humans able to fall is because He wanted to test if we had true love for Him or if we just blindly followed Him. If the tree was never there then Adam and Eve would only be presented with one choice and sure, it would be that they would worship God forever, but they would never see the other side. Ultimately, I don’t completely know if it’s possible to have free will when we only have one choice. One last thing, God predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:4-5) and if man never fell then God wouldn’t be able to accomplish His plan to adopt us. There and some things God does that we can’t understand but we have to faith that He’s doing it for the right reasons. I hope this could shed some light on the topic and if you’d like, Job would be a good to book to read concerning your question.
    Sorry for the long comment! It’s just a really intricate question.

  2. Funny, my daughter asked me the same question once. Here’s the best answer I can think of. God is outside of time, which means He’s already seen the movie and knows the plot lines really well. Yes, he knew we’d screw it up, but he also already had a way to fix the break in our relationship with God. He sent his son to stand in the gap between our sin and a Holy God. If God had just made us infallible, we’d be robots. if he took away our free will, we’d be robots. He was willing for us to walk away from him by disobeying him in order for us to love him of our own free will. That’s the great risk he took; the risk of losing our love.

  3. Susan Storlie says:

    I don’t believe God made us fallible, he gave us a free will to choose for ourselves. Adam and Eve chose to not believe or trust God. And we all have to make our own choice as well. I choose to disobey. .God, looking through time, provided the answer to my sin. The fault is not with God’s design. Free will was the only way to have a true relationship.

  4. 4pam says:

    Since God is the penultimate glory of the universe, it is only fitting that all creation should bring Him glory. It is evident in the angelic creation that He can make beings whose strength and power can glorify and serve Him; but apparently what is missing is genuine relationship. I don’t see that Scripture points to the Garden as a “set-up,” though. Rather, Scripture tells us that in our weakness, God is glorified. The mystery of the relationship allowed by our choice awes the angels; they can’t quite comprehend it. Every time one of us in our fallen state chooses to turn to God for strength, chooses to become the very Temple of the Holy Spirit, we are elevated to a plane above any other created being: the very child of the Father. No angel in all his shining glory, fallen or exalted, can demonstrate the power of God the way the divine Father indwelling and transforming such weak and broken vessels can. And we who are loved with an everlasting love, CHOOSE to love Him back, like a bride blooming under the attentive love of her bridegroom. Not a set-up, but a divine plan enacted over millenia to draw about Him precious loved ones in a reciprocal relationship. Such a mystery!

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