This comprehensive exploration clarifies the distinctions and relationships between the biblical concepts of Foreknowledge and Foreordain. Delving into key Scripture passages such as Acts 4:28, Romans 8:29-30, and Ephesians 1:5, 11, we examine how these doctrines offer a coherent, biblically-grounded framework for understanding God's interactions with His creation, respecting both divine sovereignty and human freedom.
Proverbs 16:1 beautifully encapsulates a profound truth about the interplay between human agency and divine sovereignty. It is a striking piece of wisdom literature from the Old Testament, deeply rooted in the historical and cultural context of ancient Israel.
Explore the story of Adam and Eve and their failure to uphold God's sovereignty, understanding the consequences of their actions and the lessons we can learn from their choices.
Do you struggle with understanding how God's foreknowledge and human freedom can coexist? This article delves into the topic, providing a clear and detailed explanation of God's foreknowledge and how it relates to free will. Based on the work of world-renowned apologist Dr. William Lane Craig, this article will challenge your beliefs and help you better understand the relationship between foreknowledge and freedom. Get ready to learn about Chronological Priority, Logical Priority, and God's ability to see down the timeline. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking exploration of a Bible difficulty.
Peter’s readers have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father (1:2). The word foreknowledge is a compound word meaning to know beforehand. One of the attributes of God is His omniscience, His complete knowledge of the world and time.
Does determinism rule your life? How can we understand determinism, its implications, and God’s qualities? Wouldn’t determinism be nothing less than slander against Almighty God? Wouldn’t determinism mean that God is personally responsible for all the tragedies: sickness, pain, suffering, old age, and death?
Are some chosen (predestined) to eternal salvation and others to eternal condemnation? The 16th-century Reformer John Calvin wrote: “We define predestination as the eternal design of God, whereby he determined what he wanted to do with each man. For he did not create them all in the same condition but foreordains some to everlasting life and others to eternal damnation.”
How is it that Adam and Eve were blamed for their actions before the foundation of the world (predestination) when they had not been created yet? Doesn’t that violate God’s principle of justice?
Romans 8:28 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. We need to understand Roman’s 8:28 better, as it is often misused. Many read into Paul’s words that God causes everything to happen, both good or bad.