Hunt admits Isaiah is not that concrete

On the other hand, passages invoked for Classical Theism often contain less than meets the eye: Isa 41:22–23 makes knowledge of the future the mark of a prophet but nowhere states that God’s disclosures to true prophets include the contingent future, while Isa 46:9–10, where God “declare[s] the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done” (KJV) is explicitly about His own future actions, not the contingent future. Perhaps the best extended proof text for the traditional view is the paean to God’s incredible knowledge in Psalm 139, which contains a number of passages that are highly suggestive of exhaustive foreknowledge; still, these aren’t sufficiently unambiguous to settle the issue, given all the passages that appear to point straightforwardly in the other direction.

Craig, William Lane; Copan, Paul. Contending with Christianity’s Critics: Anwering New Atheists and Other Objectors (Kindle Location 5098). B&H Publishing. Kindle Edition.

2 comments

    1. He is a pretty famous guy. From Wikipedia:

      David Charles “Dave” Haddon Hunt (September 30, 1926 – April 5, 2013) was an American Christian apologist, speaker, radio commentator and author. He was in full-time ministry from 1973 until his death. The Berean Call, which highlights Hunt’s material, was started in 1992.[1] From 1999 to 2010, he also hosted Search the Scriptures Daily radio ministry alongside T.A. McMahon.[2] Hunt traveled to the Near East, lived in Egypt, and wrote numerous books on theology, prophecy, cults, and other religions, including critiques of Catholicism, Islam, Mormonism, and Calvinism, among others. Hunt’s Christian theology was evangelical dispensational and he was associated with the Plymouth Brethrenmovement.[3

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