Do you think, that a proper conclusion of the Lord's foreknowing of Peter's denial is that God coerces the thoughts of men? Do you think that's what these proverbs teach? Proverbs 16:1 KJV The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. Proverbs 19:21 KJV There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. Proverbs 20:24 KJV Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? If not, how is it that the Lord knew that Peter would deny Him? (What about Judas' betrayal too?). Did Peter have the thought to deny the Lord before he denied Him? (If Peter had the thought to deny the Lord before he denied Him, would not God have put that thought in his mind, if this thought was necessary to cause such a denial?). ------------------------------ Also, how many here are familiar with Boethius?