By John Moore
John: "One of my FB friends commented on the story of Abraham when he was about to sacrifice his son Issac, my friend said "Even though God knew what would happen, God said 'Now I know!'"
I answered by saying:
"Even though God knew what would happen..." God said, "Now I know..."... REALLY?
"Even though God knew what would happen..." God told Hezekiah he was going to die... Really?"Even though God knew what would happen..." God told the Ninevites He would destroy their city in 40 days... Really?
"Even though God knew what would happen...." God was so grieved over the sins of man that He was sorry that He had made them... Really?
Or do we take those 30 plus times in the old testament where God says He repents or changes His mind as meaning just that...
The future is partially undetermined and our choices truly have meaning and consequence.."
Me: As I am try to digest this new concept that God may NOT know everything as I was taught all my life, but when I see scripture and verses clearly showing God may not have known something, I could not just ignore these insights but chew on these scriptures and inquired of some answers from John, and here is his response:
John: "Christine, When I first encountered the concept that "God does not know the future exhaustively" it took me 5 years of research and prayer before I could genuinely embrace such a doctrine...
Of course this was before social media which should now shorten the time YOU NEED...😇
The idea of "Divine Nescience" has helped me see God as so much bigger and dynamic than I saw Him when I believed in the "eternal now!"
But it is hard to let go of "traditions of man" that have been taught you in church for decades!
But when I saw that SIN HURT GOD, and KNEW that to be true, then all the false "orthodox" beliefs about this started circling the drain! And I developed a "TENABLE THEODICY" that vindicated the nature and character of God that I had been unable to ever do before! PRAISE THE LORD!