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Back to the Future

Why doesn't God let us see into the future?

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Visitor Comments: 14

(14) Marc, March 23, 2009 12:34 PM


...because it will take away our free will....

(13) Simon, March 6, 2009 2:32 AM

He does allow to some extent if we are willing to go by the rules.

The big lie in Genesis was told by the Satan/Serpent to Eve our great grandmother bless her soul. “Eat and be wise like God”. The existence of Adam and Eve depended on the superiority of God as the creator. The fundamental rating test was necessary to test trust in man. The fall of man brought sickness to the mind hence selfishness. A sick mind without help is prone to mismanagement of resources including self. Hope and faith are paramount to a Godly life in loyalty to an all knowing God. Why doesn't God let us see into the future? He would be of no use to us, as we would have attained one of the important attributes that connect us to Him for trust and hope and faith.

(12) Shabtai, March 5, 2009 4:14 AM

Anonymous # 9 - that is the truth, great !!

I agree with anonymous # 9

(11) Roz Lipsitt, March 4, 2009 1:55 AM

It''s a Question of Bitachon

We are discouraged from seeing into the future by way of "idol worship" such as tarot cards and psychics. Torah observant Jews believe that "en od milvado"...there is none other than G-d and we have faith in Him, We have "bitachon", total trust and faith that no matter what is happening to us, there is a master plan to which we are not privy. Having this belief, however, does not preclude our taking any precautions necessary for sustaining life health, and material support.
The Torah tells us that we can invest in a good future by observing the commandments and leading an ethical life. The rest is up to Him. Sometimes things don''t make sense to us, that''s because we are human and have a narrow perspective. As for me, I''m just going to continue to be open and as tuned in spiritually as I can in order to make the best decisions. Kol tuv to all.

(10) Rachmo, March 3, 2009 3:16 PM

Let's put these scenes together with what Doc says in the second movie about destiny. (please see the second movie to understand BTTF concept of destiny.) We can say that Hashem has an overview of the 6,000 of history and how the final purpose of creation will manifest itself at the end of time. Creation is headed for a specific path and ultimate goal part of Hashem's plan that will be brought about in the future. Yet this does not contradict human free-will, because every individual that makes up the bigger system has a right to choose their own desiny. Every person has a choice if they want to be part of Hashem's ultimate goal or they can choose to be erased from existence.

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