Did God Seal the Fate of the Damned by His Own Foreknowledge of Their Damnation?

, posted by SEA

On his website, Arminian Perspectives, Ben Henshaw has a questions page at which he answers questions about Arminianism and Calvinism that visitors to his site pose in the comment section of the page. Here is a question from a man also named Ben, this time answered by Joshua Thibodaux, an official contributor to the Arminian Perspectives website:

Question: If God has from eternity know who would go to hell and ho would be saved, yet he still created the men who he knew would go to hell, did not God seal their fate by His own foreknowledge of their damnation? God made them knowing they would perish in eternal hell fires.

Answer: God’s foreknowledge itself isn’t causative. His creating a person is causative of the person’s capability to reject Him, but the fact of that rejection is rooted in the person’s own will, not God.