Category Archives: Omniscience

understanding psalms 90

Psalms 90 styles itself as a psalm written by Moses or passed down from Moses. The authorship is interesting concerning the content. The theme of the psalm is how man lives for a short time, yet God lives forever. In … Continue reading

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God and predictability

A standard Calvinist criticism about God’s prophecy as it relates to Open Theism is that there are too many free will agents for God to be able to accurately predict the future. This criticism fails on multiple levels. The first … Continue reading

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understanding psalms 139

King David, as I have written before, was a great Open Theist poet. King David’s psalms praise God for God’s careful and meticulous involvement in King David’s own life. King David was God’s anointed, and King David was very keen … Continue reading

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white refuted – opening statement

The purpose of this post is to examine the context of James White’s arguments in his debate against Bob Enyart. It will be shown that White relies on emotional arguments, and where White references the Bible, his position can be … Continue reading

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answering james white

This post will take James White’s cross examination questions to Bob Enyart and answer them. It should be noted that in Enyart’s cross examination, James White avoided direct questions such as answering the simple question “In Gethsemane, at the moment … Continue reading

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dignum deo fallacy

Dignum deo means “that which is fitting of God” or “that which is dignified of God”. The term is used to label theology that bases its understanding of God on what God “should” be. This is usually synonymous with “Perfect … Continue reading

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king david – the open theist poet

Act 13:22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I HAVE FOUND DAVID THE SON OF JESSE, A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART, WHO WILL … Continue reading

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paul was not a classical theist

Classical theists often turn to Romans 8:28 to “prove” God’s negative attributes, primarily omniscience and omnipotence: Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according … Continue reading

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moses convinces God to look good – exodus 32

In Exodus 32, God sees Israel’s first major rebellion against Him. While Moses is on Mount Sinai talking to God about commandments for Israel, Israel camps below and builds a false idol in the shape of a calf. God then … Continue reading

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the conditional eternal kingdom of israel

In 1 Samuel 8, Israel demands a king. God feels rejected (1Sa 8:7) but appoints Saul (possibly a late fulfillment of Deuteronomy 17:15). God planned to use Saul and set Saul’s kingdom up forever. But Saul fails. God then revokes … Continue reading

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