Cain Hunter - Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 - 7:23 PM
I believe that God obeys his own logical limitations, he can not make a square circle. Could he make a rock to heavy to lift? Well if you take the trinity into consideration, certainly. I doubt Jesus had super human strength (although he did Hulk out in the temple).
I believe that God the father, being infinite, omnipotent and omnipresent is incapable of being on our plane of existence. The only way something can conceivably be in two places or two states of being at once is if it is unobserved (Schrodinger's cat). Observations can be made by anything, you or I. A tree, water; if something is in contact with another particle, however minuscule it is being obseverved/interacted with.
Could he assume a physical manifestation? I'm certain he could, but wouldn't that limit him as it limited Jesus?
In essence: the Father couldn't exist on our plane of existence because the infinite would be bound by physical limitations and laws that he wouldn't break.
The topic of free will is difficult, although I agree with your position. He knows all of the choices and outcomes, yet doesn't know which we shall choose. There was a study done in 2008, revealing through fMRI that we make our decisions 7 seconds before we are conscious of them. This opens up a whole new can of worms; if our brain recognizes our choices and decides 7 seconds before we do them, does that mean that everything we do is preordained? Imagine if you would a fight. Before your opponent even throws his punch your brain has already decided to duck/block/run whatever. Before you know what the teacher is going to say, you know what to write. (http://exploringthemind.com/the-mind/brain-scans-can-reveal-your-decisions-7-seconds-before-you-decide)
Its a tad disconcerting.
Zubus got that covered fairly well. He knows because part of the trinity became mortal. Although I do see where you are coming from.