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How do Open Theists respond to Bible verses claiming God knows the future?

The quote from Jeremiah refers to God's plans. Plans do not require foreknowledge, only forethought. I doubt that Open Theists deny that God plans ahead. The question is whether He has one plan that ...
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How do open theists respond to 1 John 3:20?

The simple answer is that 'all things' or 'everything' is scoped. If I am ordering a burger, and the person asks what I want on the burger, and I say "everything," it will generally be ...
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How does open theology interpret 1 Peter 1:2?

1 Peter 1:2 KJV  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be ...
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Who learned that Abraham would even sacrifice his son in Genesis 22:11?

The Patristic View The Church Fathers teach that the Angel of Lord is God, specifically the Son. The earliest Patristic reference I know of is Justin Martyr's Dialog with Trypho. Justin says to ...
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According to open theism, did God know that the crucifixion of Jesus would benefit anyone after him?

Ron Nash doesn't seem to be wrong here in the facts he's presenting, however he's picking his words carefully. This poor impotent deity faced the possibility that the suffering of his Son upon the ...
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How do Open Theists respond to Bible verses claiming God knows the future?

The Bible does not teach predestination. It teaches that God gives humans choices and holds them accountable for their actions. Deuteronomy 30:19 says: "This day I call the heavens and the earth ...
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What biblical support do Arminians and open theists find for libertarian free will?

I will address some background issues prior to bringing the point home. Yes, most believe in a sinful nature for mankind. I believe along with Dallas Willard and all those in the Wesleyan tradition ...
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How do open theists respond to 1 John 3:20?

1 John 3:20 KJV For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. God knows the hearts and minds of all men that ever lived, but until they have lived there is ...
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How do open theists respond to 1 John 3:20?

I believe an open theist would respond with these logical points: If God knew the future, then freewill wouldn't exist. God does know everything there is to be known. So since freewill does exist, ...
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What biblical support do Arminians and open theists find for libertarian free will?

I’m not a traditionalist, nor an Arminian. I am, I suppose an open theist in that I believe man has limited free will. One of my favorite examples of free will is foreknowledge does not equal ...
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What biblical support do Arminians and open theists find for libertarian free will?

From the Society of Evangelical Arminians: Verses that show man has libertarian free will Free will offering verses: Exodus 35:29; 36:3 Leviticus 7:16; 22:18, 21, 23; 23:38 ...
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