lopez18 wrote: This question is directed to open theists position. If God is in a state of timelessness which He must have been as existing prior to the creation of the universe and so time, He cannot continuously obtain knowledge of the future; God from eternity is either ignorant of the future all together, or He knows exhaustively what the future holds. If I am not mistaken I would think this is why the open theist would maintain that the future is unknowable and that God comes to know the future as it happens, because He is ignorant of the future all together.The creation of the universe technically would have taken place in the future, and the future being unknowable to God, it would follow that God would not even have known that He was going to create. So, would it not be reasonable to assume that God didn't even know He was going to create according to open theism?If so, if God was not even aware that He was going to create, why should it be assumed that God actually knew how to create? What knowledge did God have eternally and how did He derive at such knowledge?
If so, if God was not even aware that He was going to create, why should it be assumed that God actually knew how to create? What knowledge did God have eternally and how did He derive at such knowledge?
troyjs wrote: I am not an open-theist, however it seems absurd a position given the Bible's position on God's omniscience and gift of prophecy. What does God mean when He says He will save His people from their sins, if He doesn't know the future? Is God guessing, and if so, why should we believe Him?kind regards