Monday, February 11, 2013

Divine Timelessness and Craig

William Lane Craig’s claim: God is timeless prior to creation, and temporal subsequent to creation

(1) If God does not know all counterfactuals prior to creation, then He is not omniscient.
(2) God cannot know tensed counterfactuals prior to creation (Since God is timeless prior to creation according to Craig).
(3) Therefore, God is not omniscient.
(4) However, God is omniscient, and therefore knows all counterfactuals prior to creation.
(5) So, God knows tensed counterfactuals prior to creation. (This conclusion demonstrates God can be timeless and know tensed facts given Craig’s own presuppositions).   

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