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What Does God Know and When Does He Know It?

The Current Controversy over Divine Foreknowledge

by Millard J. Erickson

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Published by Zondervan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian theology,
  • Nature & existence of God,
  • Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Christian Interest,
  • Religion / Theology,
  • Christianity - Theology - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9827348M
    ISBN 100310273382
    ISBN 109780310273387
    OCLC/WorldCa173087213

      God does answer prayers—and He wants us to pray. He told us to pray and He told us how to pray. I don’t believe He would do that if He wasn’t going to listen and answer! Jesus Himself prayed to God the Father a lot while He was on earth. Remember that God doesn’t always answer prayer the way we think He should.   How Does God Know? Discussion in 'Christian Apologetics Forum' started by rdventen,

    For this reason, getting to know Jesus is extremely important because He reveals to us the character of God! That, and the fact He’s our Judge and Savior, both at the same time. I read a story one time which really hit this point home for me–just how close God came to us through Jesus Christ.   God says he blesses those who love Him with good things-for the glorification of HIS name and for “His names sake” (PS. 23) He brings you into a good and healthy, godly relationship for a purpose just like He brings other things into your life for a purpose. And that purpose is .

    I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows— was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man. It defines God's very essence and describes how he relates to us. And while it can be a difficult concept to get our heads around, it is crucial for believers to understand how God explains his triune nature in his word. In this book, James R. White offers a concise, understandable explanation of what the Trinity is and why it matters.


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What Does God Know and When Does He Know It? by Millard J. Erickson Download PDF EPUB FB2

God does let us know some of the details of His future plans, and He only reveals what He wants us to know. However, we do know that our future is full of.

What Does God Know and When Does He Know It. is a thorough and fair examination of both sides of this debate that arrives at some thought-provoking conclusions. About the Author.

Millard J. Erickson (PhD, Northwestern University) has taught theology at several evangelical seminaries. He has written over twenty-five books and numerous articles.4/4(8).

Does God know what we are going to be and do all of our lives. Bible Answer: Does God know our every step. The Holy Spirit answers that question with this verse. For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.

(NASB) Proverbs God knows everything we do. He does not have to learn anything and He has not forgotten anything. God does not have to reason things out, find out things, or learn them gradually. He knows everything that has happened and everything that will happen.

God also knows every potential thing that might happen. God even knows those things that humankind has yet to discover. Actually, if God says that He knows all things, then He does know all things because that's what it means for Him to be God.

God alone would know exactly what He means by His statements of claiming omniscience and uniqueness. Suffice it to say that we can trust Him at His word. Therefore, when He says there is no God besides Him (Isaiah Does he know because he is a good guesser, or because he can see the future, or is it because he ordains all things after the counsel of his will (Eph.

It is the latter. God knows all things because he is the one who chose to bring the universe into existence with all that would occur. DOES GOD KNOW IN ADVANCE HOW MEN WILL CHOOSE.

It has been said that God knows everything in advance except that he cannot know how men will exercise their free choice. I think this is an overstatement. As I look at Scripture, I find some cases in which God accurately predicted what men would do. Because he knows us.

He knows what we need. And what we need is for him to love us first and show us what that means. “We do not make friends with God; God makes friends with us, bringing us to know Him by making His love known to us.” While it’s important for us to know God, of first importance is that God knows us.

Only then is it. ShadeYinka sir, God does not predetermine anyone one for hell. Also, Your end is undefined and nonexistent until you CHOOSE. That is the principal reason why you are living, why you were created, and why you have a lifespan on earth.

Permit me a little exercise in theological philosophy and logic. Almost every Christian believes that God knows everything. Many Christians believe human beings have free will. Some Christians affirm free will but deny traditional omniscience (e.g., open theists). Some Christians affirm omniscience but deny free will (Calvinists).

Other Christians try to affirm both (Arminians). He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John ). John clearly said that we can come to know God by keeping His commandments. How does obeying God’s commandments enable us to come to know God.

OMNISCIENCE OF GOD- Scripture Twisting You know as Matthew 11 points out, God even knows what people would have done if their circumstances had been different [Matt. Well despite the evidence, some people today still deny that the Bible teaches that God.

Millard J. Erickson's book, "What Does God Know And When Does He Know It?" presents the issues of this debate in a reasonably fair and comprehensive manner. Erickson presents the arguments for the Traditional View of God's foreknowledge and he presents the Open View of God.

He offers a biblical basis for each position.4/5(8). They contend that God does not know the future exhaustively. While His knowledge of past and present events is thorough or complete, the same does not hold true for the future. While He knows certain things about what will occur in the future, He does not know everything which will happen.

The future, they contend is open. Well the Lord triest the heart. He proves his people to know them. I am going to call it "the gift of choice" that is given to us. We get to decide. At the beginning of our life to a certain point he may not know.

God has certain position in his future plans like theto do a job. But who fills it I don't think he knows yet. In prayer to God, David said: “Your eyes even saw me as an embryo; all its parts were written in your book Search through me, O God, and know my heart.” (Psalm23) Yes, David was convinced that even though he sinned —gravely at.

He hears the call for love that is the core of our nightmare. Does He know that we are dreaming we are here on earth. He does not know the particulars, for particulars of any kind are foreign to His Mind. It is the Holy Spirit’s job to know the particulars.

But God knows what is essential, for He knows. [the Lord seracheth] – Why does God search the heart if He already knows what’s inside. The answer is simply that God does not know what is in a person’s heart UNTIL He searches it.

Jeremiah – “ I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”. Nothing ever catches God by surprise; He knows everything that’s going to happen to us. As the Psalmist wrote, “His understanding has no limit” (Psalm ).

Why, then, doesn’t He intervene and keep evil things from happening to us. Does God know the future. Or is the future unknowable even to God. Arguing that God interacts with his creatures spontaneously, the controversial new movement known as open theism has called classic church theology up for reexamination/5(2).

How do we know it is not the Devil? Bible Answer: God answers all of our prayers in a variety of ways. Sometimes His answer is “yes,” and other times it is “no.” When God does answer with a “yes” He may or may not use Satan to accomplish His purpose.

God may use people, natural events, or direct intervention to accomplish His will.I think this is a very interesting question, I never thought about.

It does not seems to be an innocent question at all for me so allow me please to think loudly At the end of the day, God is a concept invented and defined by humans, even befor.

It proves to us God is not capricious. Unlike the many “gods” that people have believed in and worshiped (even today), Jehovah God does not make decisions based on a whim.

He is letting us know that when it comes to judgment, God takes His time.