Free Monday – Open View of God Syllabus

Below is the Syllabus on the Open View of God seminar provided by Truth or Tradition:

The Open View of God Syllabus


PART V. Sixteen reasons to believe in the Open View of God
1. It makes God the loving, responsive, relational, personal, and passionate God we see in
the Bible.
Both theologians who believe that God has exhaustive foreknowledge and theologian who
believe the Open View of God recognize that the Bible says God has emotions such as joy,
sorrow, anger, and jealousy, and that He even repents of some things. However, each theological
system explains them differently.

The Bible says that God has:
• Joy and Rejoicing: Deut. 28:63; Ps. 104:31; Isa. 62:5.
Isaiah 62:5 (ESV) “For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your
sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God
rejoice over you.”
• Sorrow and Grief: Gen. 6:3; Jug. 10:16; Ps. 78:40; Isa. 63:10
Psalm 78:40 (ESV) How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and
grieved him in the desert!
• Regret, repentance: Gen. 6:6; Ex. 32:14; Ps. 106:45
Exodus 32:14 (KJV) “And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to
do unto his people.”
Exodus 32:14 (NASB) “So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which
He said He would do to His people.”
• Anger: Ex. 4:14; Num. 11:11; Josh. 7:1; Judg. 3:8
Exodus 4:14 (ESV) Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses
• Shocked or appalled: Isa. 59:16
• Jealousy: Deut. 32:16; 1 Kings 14:22
• Displeasure: Zech. 1:15
• Laughter (mocking laughter): Ps. 2:4; 37:13
• Hate: Prov. 6:16-19 (God hates evil)

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