Answered Questions – Fallacies in Arguments

A critic of Open Theism writes:

How could anyone trust a god who makes mistakes, who learns, who can’t control the hearts of His people, who must wait to see what happens? Is this the stuff of confidence? Why would you even pray to a God like that?

Open Theists claims are completely self-refuting. First of all you would need more knowledge then God to make these kind of assertions in the first place.

Besides how do they explain the thousands prophesies fulfilled to the very dot and letter if God wasn’t all knowing to predict them first? The real God is present everywhere, infinite, eternal, unchangeable, eternal, wisdom, all powerful, holiness, justice, goodness, truth, outside of time, self existed. He is not like his small minded creation, lol!

I respond:

First,do you understand what the moralistic fallacy is? I can easily say “who can trust a God that controls everything and sends people to hell through no fault of their own”. The problem comes because our preference do not affect reality. Do you understand this?

Second point, it is the fallacy of hasty generalization to claim just because some prophecies do come true, then God must know the future. The relevant data are the failed prophecies. If there is just one failed prophecy, then this shows that your contention is false. The prophecy of Nineveh is one such prophecy. I contend, if you try to explain away why this prophecy is not a failed prophecy, there is no such failed prophecy in which you could not use similar logic, thus making your original claim unfalsifiable.

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