Listening to an archived episode of Catholic Answer Live, I wondered about the answer to a caller’s question, “Does God decide the moment of our deaths?” The apologist’s answer was yes.
I don’t have a problem with that. However, it did stir me to some difficult questions.
If this is the case, how does one answer someone who asks, by extension, if this means that God planned, or predestined, for the several millions abortions to happen. Or the question as to why we should bother visiting a doctor or exercising if our deaths are predestined. I actually have an answer for the second question (and possibly the first), but want to see what others might say.
Just to clarify, I am not writing about God “foreseeing” our deaths, but actually predetermining them.