If you could see the future would you use it?

by purrpurr 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • purrpurr
    purrpurr

    If you had the ability to know what the future held would you use this ability?

    Jws say that Jehovah can see the future but he just choses not to. Which never made sense to me, as if he did use that ability then a lot of the stuff that went wrong could have been avoided.

    It never made sense. If I made a new life form and I could see their future then I'd want to use that to make sure they would be ok.

    What do you think?

  • zeb
    zeb

    I have to agree as a father to my own offspring.

    In the mean time I would like the first three horses in this years Melbourne cup.

  • waton
    waton

    I think even a possible creator can not see all the future, although, if he is eternal, he already is there, always has been there, permanently (by himself).

    The future of us, as we travel through time, is empty, there is nothing to see. We can predict certain events that will happen in the future, such as : 21/07/2017 9am. , and act accordingly, --but changing it? no, use it?, yes.

  • scratchme1010
    scratchme1010

    What do you think?

    Never makes sense. Seeing the future is the least of senseless things that the WT says.

    If I could see the future, I couldn't see the future, because it becomes different every time I change something based on it.

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    Yes, of course.

    Everyone and (especially) their mother agrees that it's wise to apply the knowledge that you have, and to make use of knowledge that's available to you.

    Someone who could know everything if he only looked, but chose not to look, is a dumb-ass.

    It's by definition being willfully ignorant. Now I suddenly understand where fundamentalists get that feature....

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    Absolutely I would. Anyone who would not is just plain silly.