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If God knows everything including the future, then we have no free will and if he doesn't, it’s a flaw of him and it's in contradiction with God's definition. How can we get away from this conflict?

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  • Even if God knows the future it does not mean he forces it to happen, oftentimes we also know what a toddler would do, but she does it of her own will nonetheless. See SEP, Foreknowledge and Free Will for discussion.
    – Conifold
    Commented Aug 28, 2022 at 8:12
  • Free will can be pictured as related to decision making with our subjective lack of complete knowledge, even in a deterministic universe. In the case of a deity, this can be related to an overall outcome justifying local temporary harms for net benefits only a deity might fully perceive. To think a small human brain can fully grasp the perspective of a deity, is surely hubris.
    – CriglCragl
    Commented Aug 28, 2022 at 10:12

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