Originally Posted by dopey
Only if Jeremiah was aborted. Otherwise it is just sloppy reading and reasoning.
1) I was trolling.
2) I'd like to think that it was a decent bit of trolling. So please pinpoint the sloppiness you allege--"only if Jeremiah was aborted" is itself a very sloppy response. The text unambiguously describes a temporal chain: divine foreknowledge of human to be born (probably not even on a temporal chain but outside of time) --> conception/gestation overseen by divine action --> sanctification --> birth. It's true that it's possible that this chain doesn't apply to any and all human life--maybe just special prophetic human life. But hey, maybe every human life is precious and snowflake special! If it's true that divine foreknowledge and creation applies to all human life, then please show what abortion would do to this chain of divine knowledge and earthly manifestation. Thanks.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I mean, you could ventriloquize God as saying something like, "Before I formed you, I knew you--or, would have known you, but I also knew that you'd be aborted, so I then un-knew you." Which brings us back to the problem of abortion thwarting omnipotence for the sake of preserving omniscience.