West Points out the Double Standard for God’s Knowledge

From the God is Open Facebook page:

I have seen men make very complicated predictions about future outcomes that were amazingly accurate. Using deduction and familiarity with the people involved.

I was thinking about this just now. If I told you exactly what someone was going to do tomorrow step by step without having been told what that person would do. You would be amazed at my deductive power, and you would probably assume I knew the person quite well. A few people would speculate as to whether or not I was psychic but they wouldn’t dismiss out of hand the other possibilities.

Yet if God told you what someone was going to do tomorrow step by step most people would say that was proof that He has exhaustive foreknowledge of the future. I’ve actually seen this happen. They will actually say “the only way God could have known that is if He knew the future exhaustively.”

Yet if I did the same thing they would at least entertain the idea that I just figured it out by deductive reasoning. They believe I am smart enough to do this but not God. God is not so smart. Remember, “the ONLY way God could have known that is if He knew the future exhaustively.”

It’s almost humorous when these same people accuse Open Theists of “limiting God.”

Almost.

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