#ourCOG I was reading about open theism. The belief that God…
I was reading about open theism. The belief that God has limited, if any, knowledge of the future. That the future is open, and not set.
I don’t agree with open theism. The future is full of possibilities, but those possibilities will only result in one outcome.
“We may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes.”
– Pierre Simon Laplace, A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities
9 Remember the things I have done in the past.
For I alone am God!
I am God, and there is none like me.
10 Only I can tell you the future
before it even happens.
Everything I plan will come to pass,
for I do whatever I wish.
– Isaiah 46:9-10 New Living Translation (NLT)