Monday, September 1, 2014

Is God Handicapped?

Imagine it! An increasing number of “evangelicals” have left their church ministries and have become a part of what they call “Open Theism.” What do they mean by that designation? They insist and are spreading abroad that the God of the Bible knows all the past and all the present but He does not know the future because it has not happened yet. In other words, their God does not know how humans will respond to future decisions that they will be called upon to make. Their God waits for man to see what and how he will respond to issues before He learns how we humans decided. If that is the case, God is indeed handicapped.

In contrast to such a view, the Bible tells us that the triune God of Scripture not only knows perfectly the past and the present but all the future as well. If the God of “Open Theism” does not know the future, how are we to understand all the prophecies of Scripture yet unfulfilled?

The Bible declares that God knows from eternity past what will be in eternity future (Isaiah 46:9-10; Acts 15:18). He knows everything in nature (Psalm 147:4; Matthew 10:29). He knows the ways of all people (Psalm 139:2-4; Proverbs 5:21; Amos 9:2-4) and He knows believers in a special way as His own (2 Timothy 2:19). The believer’s sorrows (Exodus 3:7), needs (Matthew 6:8, 32), and details of life (Matthew 10:30 are all known by God. He knows it all! If He does not, He is not the God of the Bible!