Does God Know the Future?

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ISBN 101591603234
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God knows the future of what the free-will creatures choose. Free will does not stop becoming free because God knows what will happen. For example, I know that my child will choose to eat chocolate cake over a bowl full of stinking dead mice.

If I were to set them both before my child, it is safe to say she will not eat the dead mice. I bought the book to be familiar with biblical passages that support the view of limited foreknowledge of God with regard to future involving free human agency.

It did not disappoint me in that regard/5(5). Even then, God later restored his people, and told them, "'I know the plans I have for you' declares the Lord,' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah.

But by my reckoning the Arminian scheme does not allow for libertarian free will either. For if God certainly knows the future, then the future must for certainty come to pass as God knows it.

And if future choices are fixed and necessary, there is no place for the power of contrary : Kevin Deyoung. Because God knows everything that will happen, this allows Him to predict the future ahead of time. We read the Lord saying that He, Declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, 'My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure (Isaiah ).

Question: "Does God know the future?" Answer: The Bible is always completely accurate, including its prophetic content. Consider, for instance, the prophecy that Christ would be born in Bethlehem of Judea, as foretold in Micah Micah gave his prophecy around B.C.

While the Biblical position (God has 0% Uncertainty re free futures,i.e. Unconditionally Sinless) is fairly stated, the book leaves the impression it's o.k. that God may have Cited by: 3. What would it mean for God to know the future. Know the general patterns of history and lives. Or know every last, minute fact about every possible thing that happens.

Next, is God a super-good predictor or forecaster of the future. Or does God in some sense literally 'see' the future as if watching a film, so that it is impossible for God to be wrong. The fact that God does not know the exact outcome of the future, and the fact He cannot predict our cooperation with His will and plan by knowing the future in NO WAY diminishes His greatness, nor is it a degradation of His understanding.

The Bible speaks about God’s omniscience in several places and for us to understand that God knows the future, we first must understand that God knows all things.

The selected verses below indicate God’s infinite knowledge: 1 John For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. For God to be God, God must be infallible and know the future perfectly, including all my actions from birth to death.

For my will to be free, my actions must not be constrained. But if God knows the future - if God literally knows now what I am going to do later. Does God Know the Future. Hank Hanegraaff Bible Answer Man “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.

I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isa–10).

As evidence they point out silly little things like in Genesis where God had to look for Adam in the Garden of Eden, or later on in the book of Genesis [Gen. ] they point out that God had to go down to Sodom and Gomorrah to. In fact, Ephesians says God “works all things according to the counsel of his will.” There is no such thing as chance with God.

Therefore, all things are moving according to plan and, since God knows all the future, he can take all things into account when he plans in the beginning. Because God knows everything (1 John )—even the number of hairs on your head (Matthew )—we can be sure that He knows exactly when, where, and how we will die.

The Bible talks about a "book" in Psalm that could be a reference to God's knowledge: "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them. The only way to achieve this is by knowing what will happen in the future.

God inspired the Old Testament, and spoke through the prophets. The fact that the prophecies all came true is a sure sign that God does indeed know the future. In his book God&#;s Debris, Scott Adams says that if God knows the future, then we don&#;t have free will because our free choices would change how the future unfolds.

If we do really have free will, then God cannot know the future. How does God know the future, according to Calvinism.

In my casual reading on the subject I have found information defending the Calvinist position, but it is mostly written like I should already know what the Calvinist position is.

Is this fair to say: "God knows the future because he preordained the future.". Not only does He know the past and the present, but the future as well (Acts ; cf. Isaiah ). According to the Bible, there is nothing outside of the awareness of God. Atheist Dan Barker, however, alleged in his Febru debate with Kyle Butt that the Bible paints a contradictory picture of God and His knowledge.

If God chooses to not know the future free-will choices of human creatures, then this means that the future is knowable. If the future is knowable, then all the future is knowable. If, for example, tomorrow at noon Bob was going to choose to wear either a blue or red shirt, then the choice that Bob will make tomorrow is knowable by God today.

Does "foreknowledge" mean God looked into the future to see what we would do. - Duration: DESERT SPRINGS CHURCH 6, views. Bible verses related to Knowing The Future from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order Jeremiah - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Does God know when every person is going to die, or is it all left up to chance. If He does know, does that mean it can't be changed, even with the best medical help.

I've always been curious about this. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs ESV / 98 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Does God know the future. Published on 23 Aug I think it is less problematic to suppose that God does not exist in space/time.

The alternative would, I think require that God were a part of the physical universe, with many of the limitations which that would involve.

I suppose you'll say He does, but if He knows everything, then why doesn't He intervene and stop all the bad stuff before it even happens. 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. The proper interpretation of Psalm is that God knows each individual all the way from the pre-embryonic stage through death. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them (Psalm ).

Interpreting Psalm The idea of God being everywhere at once and knowing all things from eternity past, present, and future is not an idea that is supported by scripture. This is sometimes referred to as God’s omnipresence and foreknowledge or omniscience.

To prove that He is not everywhere, all we must do is find one place where He is not. To prove that He does.

The Bible says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah ). As Christians, we are followers.

the problem of free will and predestination. After having read most of the answers, and having a good laugh at few of them, especially those that start with "Imagine. " *eyes rolled up*. Atheists look aside for a minute and let me ask a que.

We tend to assume that the whole universe and God Himself are always moving on from past to future just as we do."God is not in Time.

His life does not consist of moments following one another. If a million people are praying to Him at ten-thirty tonight, He need not listen to them all in that one little snippet which we call ten-thirty. Think of it this way: God just IS.

He is not in time, time is a measure of change, and we are right in the middle of that. One way to imagine this is to think of the edge of your desk in front of you as a time line. Put your left hand out and down. A. It’s important to note that my claim that God does have in mind a specific person for you to marry, Joe, is an inference from the general doctrine of divine providence ().On the view of divine providence which I find most biblical and philosophically coherent (namely, a view based on divine middle knowledge), God exercises what has been called meticulous.

Islam Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam. Does God know about future & what is the proof of it in Qur'an. Ask Question Asked 4 years, 8 months ago. Active 1 year, What “book” is referred to in the phrase “People of the Book”.

The Future is not fixed. If God really does know "everything" then that should mean he will know what we will choose in the future. (Barker, n.d) God being, omnipotent can change his mind, but if he does change his mind, then he does not know the future.

And If he does truly know the future and it is a hundred per cent fixed, then not. Today’s big question: why does only God know the future. People have made many predictions (or more accurately, guesses) of things they think will happen in future, but most of the time these predictions are incorrect.

This is because there is only one who knows “the end from the beginning.”. Does God Know Future. Does God know everything that is going to happen. - Does He have absolute control on the outcome of everything. - If so, how is that fair for us.

Where is our free will then. Allah knows everything that will happen. The first thing that He created was the "pen" and He ordered the pen to write.

What God does not know is the future free decisions of individuals. "The future is partly open and partly settled," he says. Boyd says some passages which are taken to teach that God knows everything about the future really only tell us God's intentions for the future.

One passage is Isaiah in which God says "I am God, and there is no. I can think of two times in the whole Bible God did tell someone whom to marry. In HoseaGod commanded the prophet Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom.” This was not for Hosea’s sake, though.

And it’s definitely not the norm: God tells us to pursue marriage with those who share our faith. God sees all of time from His eternal perspective. Foreknowledge is a simple awareness of the future and does not require any inductive or deductive reasoning.

God’s foreknowledge is not based on any divine foreordination. God simply knows the. Question: "What is open theism?" Answer: “Open theism,” also known as “openness theology,” the “openness of God,” and “free will theism,” is an attempt to explain the foreknowledge of God in relationship to the free will of man.

The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely knew the future, human beings .If you could know one thing about the future, what would you want to know? God does know your future. Let's Read Psalm You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book.

Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Because God Knows Everything, He knows the future and He has planned for it.From the pages of Scripture, however, we are assured that God does know the future intimately.

This truth is clearly seen in the amazing prophetic announcement of a ruler named Cyrus. In Isa we read about a great ruler by the name of Author: Mark Hiehle.

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