Does God Know the Future?: A Closer Look at the Contemporary Evangelical Debate

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

Process and Openness theologians conclude that the only way to rescue God's genuine love for us is to abandon belief in God's foreknowledge and determinate decree.
Does God know the future? As a child in Sunday School, I was taught the answer to this question. My teachers comforted me with the certainty that God knows the future just as well as he knows the past and the present: in its entirety, down to the minutest detail. Moreover, I learned that God knows the whole of history because he is the Lord of history, not just in the weak sense that he can cause good to come out of evil, but because he determined it all. History-past and future-is the outworking in time of his extra-temporal ...

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