Molinism: Small Question
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(08-14-2009, 11:25 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(08-14-2009, 04:02 AM)James02 Wrote: I think he means God's Will to mean God's Choice in the matter vs. us using our free-will.  Or in this case, statements of fact.  He is not denying God's sovereignty here.   Water is wet, or it is a liquid.  Or Water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.  These are necessary truths.  They result from the law of non-contradiction.

Butt they are not truths; they are observations.

Water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen, but what is hydrogen and oxygen? It is, apparently, a bunch of quarks which cannot be separated by known forces (strong nuclear force) and having a following of electrons which phase in and out of existence, as far as we know.

Non contradiction? How can light be a particle and a wave? How can God be Three and One? Given God's nature, I'd say all is His choice.

Acknowledging that God is 'bound' by logical truths does not negate His sovereignty. It is only via language that we speak of God being ''bound'', but in reality, He is utterly sovereign because anything contradictory is not a 'thing' in the first place (but an absurdity).

Descartes did go so far as to claim God can make 1+1= 3 . That's not the Church's way of thinking though. It is meaningless to claim such things belong to God's choice. God is Truth itself. God cannot go against Himself.
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Molinism: Small Question - by Historian - 08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Re: Molinism: Small Question - by James02 - 08-14-2009, 04:02 AM
Re: Molinism: Small Question - by Historian - 08-14-2009, 11:25 AM
Re: Molinism: Small Question - by James02 - 08-14-2009, 05:48 PM
Re: Molinism: Small Question - by Lagrange - 11-22-2010, 02:16 AM
Re: Molinism: Small Question - by Totterman - 11-22-2010, 04:20 AM



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