Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism?
(08-22-2011, 12:20 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(08-21-2011, 11:21 PM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(08-21-2011, 09:19 PM)Gregory I Wrote: I know one: That God is the Cause of the commission of evil acts, but not their formal malice. SInce he has created all things with their end in view, he has therefore brought into being the evil acts that men commit (By willing to create men he knew would do them).

Is not GOd therefore the author of humankinds evil actions, since they would not be commited unless he had willed to create those who would do such things?

Yes, this is (more or less) the third ojection leveled against the Thomistic system in the Catholic Encyclopedia's article called "Controversies on Grace".

I would like it to be known that I identify most with the Thomistic perspective on grace, but I do think that these objections need to be answerable in order for Thomism to be a potential solution to the problem (as it were).

Why is this an "unanswerable" objection?

I don't recall saying that it is "unanswerable". I said that these objections (in general, not necessarily this one specifically) need to be answered. I am simply asking for the answer.

Quote:Ne nos inducas in tentationem: the Our Father himself hints at God's sovereignty over all created things.

Of course. But I think the point is that, if God so chooses to abandon you to temptation, then that prayer (or any prayer) is worthless because His will does not choose you to be a recipient of Final Perseverence.

Quote:Molinism on the other hand makes God a passive being, something literally blasphemous.

Well, yes . . . that seems to be logical conclusion of it.

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Re: Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism? - by INPEFESS - 08-22-2011, 01:29 AM

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