Sunday, May 22, 2011

Susanna vs. Open Theism

In one of the additions to the book of Daniel, Susanna makes a statement that I don't think would sit well with Open Theism. 

Then Susanna cried out with a loud voice, and said: O eternal God, who knowest hidden things, who knowest all things before they come to pass, (Daniel 13:42)

It seems safe to say the OT Jews were not Open Theists.

5 comments:

William Watson Birch said...

That is hilarious. I was just reading that book last month and thought the same exact thing!

Godismyjudge said...

Great minds think alike (and apparently ours do too). :-)

God be with you,
Dan

A.M. Mallett said...

An Open Theist could easily lock hands with a Calvinist and argue over the meaning of "all".

Godismyjudge said...

Ah, all without definition as opposed to all without distinction.

God be with you,
Dan

@GodnChzburgers said...

Keep in mind that God is outside of space and time. His knowledge of "all things" and how it relates to us (who live in His creation of time and space) remains a mystery.