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Chapter XLIX.—Reductio a.d. Absurdum.

Then Peter answered:  “You have presented us with a matter that can easily be answered.  However, listen, how God is ignorant of nothing, but even foreknows.  But first answer me what I ask of you.  He who wrote the Bible, and told how the world was made, and said that God does not foreknow, was he a man or not?”  Then I said:  “He was a man.”  Then Peter answered:  “How, then, was it possible for him, being a man, to know assuredly how the world was made, and that God does not foreknow?”

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