Omniscience does not negate free will. The reason for this conclusion is that having a given “power” is not the same as no choice in using it! God also has free will, he can chose how much or how little he wants to use any of His powers.

Is God’s omniscience compatible with free will?

If God knows in advance how we will act, it looks as if we cannot act freely because we cannot act other than in accordance with God’s foreknowledge. Thus, it looks like God’s full omniscience and free will are incompatible.

What goes against free will?

The older argument against free will is based on the assumption that determinism is true. Determinism is the view that every physical event is completely caused by prior events together with the laws of nature.

Which idea contradicts the concept of free will?

Hard determinism is the claim that determinism is true, and that it is incompatible with free will, so free will does not exist. Although hard determinism generally refers to nomological determinism (see causal determinism below), it can include all forms of determinism that necessitate the future in its entirety.

Does omniscience include the future?

Geach (1977) held that apart from “present trends and tendencies” there is no future to be known. Swinburne () holds that omniscience does not include foreknowledge of future free actions.

Can free will and predestination coexist?

Some accept predestination, but most believe in free will. The whole idea of predestination is based on the belief that God is omnipotent and nothing can occur without His willing it.

Does the Bible say about free will?

In the Bible

The biblical ground for free will lies in the fall into sin by Adam and Eve that occurred in their “willfully chosen” disobedience to God. “Freedom” and “free will” can be treated as one because the two terms are commonly used as synonyms.

What does an omniscient being know about the future?

If by “omniscience” you mean “knowing the truth value of everything“, then of course any omniscient being will know the future of everything. This applies even in the case that you assume that there is one world for every possibility.

Is omniscience a superpower?

The power to possess absolute and infinite knowledge of everything. Sub-power of Omnipotence. Not to be confused with Infinite Experience. Opposite to Omninescience.

What’s the difference between omniscient and omnipotent?

These terms describe God’s attributes, or characteristics. Omnipotence means God is all-powerful. This means God has supreme power and has no limitations. Omniscience means God is all-knowing.

What is a omnipotent being?

An omnipotent being would be a being whose power was unlimited. The power of human beings is limited in two distinct ways: we are limited with respect to our freedom of will, and we are limited in our ability to execute what we have willed.

Does omnipotence include omniscience?

If A is omnipotent, A can bring about anything that is logically possible. A’s being omniscient is logically possible. Therefore: If A is omnipotent, A can bring about his or her own omniscience.

Is there anything higher than omnipotent?

The only power exists above the omnipotence is omnipotence itself. Omnipotence means “unlimited power”. Which means it has absolutely no limits. Nothing exists beyond the limitlessness but limitlessness itself.

What is nigh omniscience?

Power/Ability to:

The power to know almost completely everything.

Is nigh omnipotent stronger than omnipotent?

The only limit of Nigh-Omnipotence is Omnipotence. Despite the unfathomable power they possess, users are still infinitely inferior to an Omnipotent being.

What are the 4 Omni words?


  • Omnipotence.
  • Omnipresence.
  • Omnibenevolence.
  • Omniscience.