I’m having a discussion with someone from another board and I’m confused.
I know I recognise this type of thought from somewhere but I can’t for the life of me remember who “thinks” like this.
Let me give you part of her post, and maybe you guys can recognise who’s theory this is, and where I could find info on refuting it. This post is in response to my asking what happens to aborted babies after death. There are other things that she says which seem a bit “off”, but this is a person who says she has been having private revelations from God Himself. I won’t say it isn’t true, as private revelations do happen (I believe) but, in this case, I don’t think so. The clincher was her response here (too similar to a protestant belief I remember seeing somewhere).
**As to what happens to the babies, well, that gets into some difficult to comprehend things. But, I’ll try to simplify. There is only one actual timeline reality that is valid. It is the one wherein God himself resides, at any given moment. But, while he only inhabits one of them, he can see multiple timelines from which to choose. So, in some timelines, those babies lived out a full life and made the choices they would make here had they lived. He knows how and why they chose what they chose. They are judged on that. **
The reason God can make a sound judgment based on an alternate timeline is because in all possible timelines, a given individual ends up making the same ultimate choice – they just take different routes to get there. But the destination is always the same. That is why God knows who belongs to him and who doesn’t. He can see it play out dozens, hundreds, thousands, millions of times. In good circumstances, and bad. With lots of benefits, or hardly any. People still end up choosing him, or they don’t. And the choice is always consistent.