Q&A

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2 thoughts on “Q&A

  1. Some interpreters of the Bible have suggested that the term “foreknowledge” refers to a divine predisposition toward someone (i.e., favor). That interpretation is certainly possible. However, I think it more likely that it stems from a unique view of God. The “gods” of the Greeks and Romans, indeed all of the gods of the ancient world, with the exception of Yahweh (Jehovah, the LORD), were enmeshed in time; Yahweh alone is presented as knowing the future with absolute certainty, even knowing the future actions of men in the exercise of freewill. Thus there is no concept of true predictive prophecy prior to the writing of the Biblical text. That is not to say that the ancients did not believe their gods able to give guidance, wisdom, or grant certain promises; nevertheless, in the history of religion Yahweh is the first to be credited with absolute knowledge of all things, past, present, and future, and complete sovereignty over all things throughout all time. Thus, when it was said that an act was done “according to the foreknowledge of God” it means that God was completely sovereign over that act as indeed he is in all things. There is no God like Yahweh!

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