Category Archives: Open Theism

clines on the conclusion of job

David Clines argues that the conclusion of Job is that retributive justice is not a necessary part of God’s creation: From Deconstructing the Book of Job: Where then stands the philosophy asserted by the poem of 3.1–42.6, the core of … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – alpha and omega

In Revelation there is an interesting phrase which reoccurs several times. This phrase is not found elsewhere in the Bible (not in this form), but is unique to Revelation. God claims to be the “Alpha and Omega”. Proponents of Negative … Continue reading

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can God be wearied?

Isa 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary [yaw-gah]. His understanding is unsearchable.     Isaiah 40 is commonly used … Continue reading

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unnatural narratives of omniscience

Gen 6:5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen 6:6 And the LORD regretted that he had made man … Continue reading

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misquoted verses – vengeance is mine

Often Christians repeat the cliché “vengeance is mine saith the Lord” in order to prove some sort of political or social point. The statement is used to oppose the death penalty, to oppose personal retribution, to oppose any negative repercussions … Continue reading

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understanding psalms 89

Psalms 89 is said to be written by Ethan the Ezrahite. It was probably written in the time of the rebellion of Absalom (David’s son). King David is being defeated by his enemy and the writer calls on God for … Continue reading

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critical thinking applied to psalms 139

In Psalms 139, the text possibly claims that God knows all words before they exit the mouth (I am purposely using an ambiguous sentence): Psa 139:4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You … Continue reading

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God interrogating adam as an evidence for open theism

In Genesis 3, there is a scene in which God asks Adam questions. This narrative is largely ignored by those who claim a classical understanding of omniscience. But an examination of the text shows that this text cannot just be … Continue reading

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dispensationalism reconsidered

Dispensationalism is simply the belief that God works with various individuals in different ways throughout history. In some sense, most modern Christians are dispensationalists. Unless a Christian is eating kosher, circumcising, and following the Sabbath, they have to entertain the … Continue reading

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understanding colossians 2

The book of Colossians was written by Paul to the Greek city of Colossae. Like all Paul’s writings, he interweaves popular memes and cultural icons into his message. Paul then takes these allusions and turns them on their head, pointing … Continue reading

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