God created all of us, yes? That means He chose you exactly as you are and not a slightly different you (maybe one with different color eyes or slightly quicker to anger or any tiny variation).   When David says “you knit me together in my mother’s womb” is he not saying this? Therefore how could God knowingly create a person who He knows He will place in a position that he will reject Him (the caps are God, lower case is created being)


One of the most important doctrines/teachings in Christianity is free will. God gives us a choice whether we will servce him or not. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 is one of the great number of biblical passages which demonstrates this doctrine. “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live, and that you may love the Lord you God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.” This is the reason that God put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden. God has always given those he created a choice whether or not to return his love. If God forced us to serve and obey him, that would not be love. Love gives a choice.

It is true that God “knits us together.” I am not sure exactly what this means, but in a broad sense, it means that God has created us the way he wants and he creates us so that, if we are willing, we can respond to his love. If God created us so that we did not have a choice whether or not to love Him, then that would not be love. Apparently, you are tempted to “blame” God for knowingly creating us so that, if we choose, we could reject him. I understand where you are coming from on this, but believe that if you think clearly about biblical theology, this will answer your concern.

John Oakes

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