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  • Originally posted by ghost View Post
    Isn't it limiting God's ability to think a new thought if He knows everything eternally?
    We cannot fathom what it is to be outside of time. There is no time-sequence in God.

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    • Originally posted by Sheila B View Post
      We cannot fathom what it is to be outside of time. There is no time-sequence in God.
      Every page of Scripture clearly shows the personal, living God acting is sequence, succession, duration. Timelessness is an incoherent philosophical concept not found in Scripture.
      Know God and make Him known! (YWAM)

      They said: "Where is the God of Elijah?"
      I say: "Where are the Elijahs of God?" (Ravenhill "Why Revival Tarries")

      Rev. 1:17, 18; Jer. 9:23, 24

      "No Compromise!" (Keith Green)

      The Pledge: He died for me; I'll live for Him.

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      • Originally posted by Binyamin View Post
        God operates outside of the barriers of time that we operate under. That is part of the creation that is in order for humainity.
        I would assert that it is now, however, even though God knows all things that are going to happen.
        Scripture?

        I also believe completely in free will and find it throughout Scripture. Because it's known by Him doesn't necessarily mean it's caused by Him.
        While I agree God having such knowledge would not necessitate His being the cause, the fact that He had the knowledge, and was able to have it, would necessitate that the object of said knowledge could not change therefore we could not do anything other than what He knew we would; so where is free will?
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        • Originally posted by Sheila B View Post
          We cannot fathom what it is to be outside of time. There is no time-sequence in God.
          Why do you automatically assume that something you can't fathom, must be the truth?
          Last edited by Delmar; November 22nd, 2011, 04:51 AM.

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          • Originally posted by Sheila B View Post

            We cannot fathom what it is to be outside of time. There is no time-sequence in God.
            There is a history of events for God. He created the world, flooded it with water, sent Christ to walk this earth, etc., in a sequence/chronolgy, and anyone who thinks differently is an idiot.

            --Dave
            www.dynamicfreetheism.com
            The only view of ultimate reality that provides
            rational answers to the questions of human origin, destiny, and dignity.
            The only view that proves the existence and explains
            the nature of God.

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            • Originally posted by DFT_Dave View Post
              There is a history of events for God. He created the world, flooded it with water, sent Christ to walk this earth, etc., in a sequence/chronolgy, and anyone who thinks differently is an idiot.

              --Dave
              Idiot is not what I want to really say. It is absurdly irrational, as Christians, who believe in the Bible as the Word of God and not a collection of myths, to say that the God we believe in does not do things in sequence. His existence before there was nothing else but the Trinity, his creation of the world and active participation within it must be sequential and chronological or it is a myth.

              --Dave
              www.dynamicfreetheism.com
              The only view of ultimate reality that provides
              rational answers to the questions of human origin, destiny, and dignity.
              The only view that proves the existence and explains
              the nature of God.

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              • Originally posted by ghost View Post
                Calvinism would have us believe that since God is eternal, He knows all things that are, have been or will be. Is this true?

                Have I represented Calvinism's view correctly?
                To simply my answer, I will simplify your question:

                that since God is eternal, He knows all things that are, have been or will be. Is this true?
                Yes
                "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread and in prayers." Acts 2:42

                "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind" Philippians 2:2

                Pro scripture = Protestant

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                • Originally posted by oatmeal View Post

                  To simply my answer, I will simplify your question: Since God is eternal, He knows all things that are, have been or will be. Is this true?

                  Yes
                  And how do you define eternal, and how does God being eternal help him to know what is going on in a world that is temporal--not eternal?

                  --Dave
                  www.dynamicfreetheism.com
                  The only view of ultimate reality that provides
                  rational answers to the questions of human origin, destiny, and dignity.
                  The only view that proves the existence and explains
                  the nature of God.

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