Is God ever Surprised? 2

John Goldingay, in his new book, Key Questions about Christian Faith: Old Testament Answers, has a chp on a question many “fresh” readers of the Bible ask: Does God have surprises? Or does God know everything so that nothing surprises him? Which brings us to part two in this series — God’s knowledge of the [Read More…]

Is God ever Surprised? 1

Both classical theists and open theists agree that God knows everything. But classical theists believe God knows not only the past and the present, but also the future — absolutely. Augustine said that the one who does not know the future exhaustively is most certainly not God. But open theists think God knows the past [Read More…]