Category Archives: Calvinism

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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understanding isaiah 5

The whole of Isaiah is a prophetic book. The summary of the entire book can be found in the first chapter: Isa 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; Isa 1:20 But … 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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presentism in the Bible

Presentism is the theory of time that states that the only thing that exists is the present. The “past” is not a place one can travel into and change. The “future” is not a place that one can travel into … Continue reading

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positional change and God

There is a claim that is regurgitated in Calvinist circles that any change in God seen in the Bible is really a positional change in man. Nineveh was evil. God will destroy the evil. Nineveh repositions itself to righteousness. God … 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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God explains how He operates

God is a person. As a person, God is relational. God reacts based on the actions of individuals and changes as they do. God is very clear this is how He operates. It is simple and common sense: Exo 20:5 … Continue reading

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