Torbeyns Reviews God’s Foreknowledge and Man’s Free Will

A Review of God’s Foreknowledge and Man’s Free Will by Richard Rice

Tom Torbeyns’s review Nov 28, 15
3 of 5 stars
Read from November 27 to 28, 2015, read count: 1

‘“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord’
– Isaiah 1:18a (NKJV)

POSITIVE ELEMENTS:

* This good piece of reasoning justifies God’s goodness.

* The chapter against Evil (chapter 4) is, in my opinion, the best part of the whole book.
It shows how the closed view of the future contains some serious problems concerning the subject of evil and the goodness of God.

* In chapter 6, Providence and the Openness of God, the author of this book gives us a moving and most biblical way of how God can reform evil, which is intrinsically evil, to bring good out of it, even in our individual lives. It contains just a few examples of the beauty of an open future.

NEGATIVE ELEMENTS:

* While this book, in its defence of the possibility of an open future, is, in my opinion, irrefutable, more Bible verses in the first chapters would have surely made this a better book.

* I also expected more of chapter 7, which talks about the connection between prophecy and the open future.

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