In a thread that was closed, I posted three verses from Jeremiah that said the children of Judah were sacrificing their children to idols. God said he never commanded this sin, neither came it into his heart or mind. Jer 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart. Some here implied I was an Open Theist because I took this verse literally, that the sin of sacrificing their children did not come into God's mind or heart. Here is what John Gill said of this verse, I am only including that part where he addressed "neither came it into my heart" for brevity. Please note where I have highlighted in red where John Gill said that this sin was no so much as a thought of God's, never desired, and even less commanded by him. So, how do those that believe God decrees/ordains all things that come to pass deal with Gill's interpretation (which I happen to agree with)? In addition, God spoke similar in Jer 19:5 and Jer 32:35 Jer 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: Jer 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. In the earlier thread, Havensdad argued that when God said, "neither came it into my mind" that he was referring to his own command. I disagreed and argued that the word THAT shows that God was speaking of this sin, not his command. The phrases, "neither came it into my mind" is connected to the next phrase "that they should do this abomination". What say you?