Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others?
To hugely oversimplify things, in Molinism God has no direct control over the will of His creatures.  He's impotent when it comes to moving and touching men via grace.  He knows what his creatures would do in any specific situation, but He has absolutely no power to change that fact.  So the only way that He can get men to do this or that thing is to create the universe in such a way that men will do whatever He wants them to do.  He can manipulate the circumstances, but not the man. 

And this, especially in light of how we Christians fundamentally understand God as Creator, is a logical absurdity.  It also creates problems with free will.
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Re: Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others? - by Walty - 12-09-2011, 11:34 PM



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