Why are we comforted in the idea of God's foreknowledge? Regarding foreknowledge and our general confidence that God will win in the end: My wife is decidedly disinterested in my uber-geeky contemplations about theology. She will listen to me, thankfully, but does not feel as though she needs to wrestle with the issues… I really have no problem with that (it is probably for the best for our family's sake!) but I asked her a question that I was planning on asking this board: Would you feel less confident that God would win in the end if you were to believe that future decisions of free creatures were unknown to God? Her answer was a quick yes. My question I'd like to put to this board is, 'Why?'. Why would we feel less confident? Is it because we have a trust problem? Is it because it is an idea we are not comfortable with? Is it the case that, God may be sovereign, omnipotent, omni-intelligent, all wise, eternal, omni-resourceful, all-loving, Creator, etc., but, if He doesn't foreknow the free decisions of his free creatures, then, "No way, he's not God or at least not a God that I would want to trust." What benefit, usefulness or security does God himself gain or maintain in knowing such? What is it about that one issue that would finally win or loose our confidence and comfort in God?