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Primary Reading
Basic Open Theism
Omniscience
Bible Passages
God’s Repentance
Prophecy
Philosophy and Logic
Responding to Critics
On Reading the Bible
Calvinism
Augustine
Reviews
Misc

Primary Reading

MacInnis on Bias Against Open Theism
Arminian Amanda MacInnis relates her shock when witnessing firsthand how unscholarly and disingenuous critics of Open Theism can be.

95 Open Theism Verses
ApologeticJedi, in honor of Luther’s 95 theses, lists 95 verses showing Open Theism systematically throughout the Bible.

Basic Open Theism

Defining Open Theism Two Views
Two descriptions are offered by two different Open Theists as to the definition of Open Theism.

Boyd Gives Five Basic Points on Open Theism
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Morrell Gives 12 Points on Man’s Free Will
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Is God Ever Surprised?
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Verses Where God Does Not Know What Will Happen
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Boyd Examines the Biblical Case for God’s Repentance
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The Restraint of Free Will
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Boyd Makes the Case for Open Theism
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Mccabe on the Bible Implying Free Will
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Morrell Proves God is Open
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Omniscience

Boyd Explains Open Theists’ Belief God Has More Knowledge
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Boyd on Platonistic Omniscience
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Bible Passages

John Schoenheit on Psalms 139
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King David – The Open Theist Poet
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Jesus’ Knowledge in the Gospel of John
Part 1 Part 2
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More on God Learning Where the Temple will be Built
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Hayes on God Learning from the Flood
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Enyart on Judas and Fatalism
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Peter’s Denials
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Now I Contractually Seal
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Calvin Never Loved His Father
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Acts 13:48
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God’s Repentance

Use of the Hebrew Repent in the Bible
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Prophecy

Morrell’s Chart of Prophecy Types
A chart explaining the categories of prophecy and how they function.

Hayes on Prophets and Prophecy
Secular scholar Christine Hayes explains the duties and function of prophets.

Blogger Explains Why Vague Prophecy Points to Open Theism
A blogger shows that the type of prophecy that is found in the Bible is more conducive to Open Theism than a Classical worldview.

Loose Prophecy Dates
An examination of prophetic timeframes that were fulfilled, but not on the prophesied timeline.

Failed Prophecies in Matthew
Christopher Fisher explains how prophecy is used in the New Testament, how this prophecy is not real prophecy, but parallel situations.

Podcast EP165 – Prophecy in Open Theism
Joseph Sabo and Christopher Fisher discuss how prophecy works in Open Theism.

Piper’s False Prophecy Assumptions
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Philosophy and Logic

Boyd Gives Philosophical Arguments for Open Theism
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Is God Wrong When Things Do Not Turn Out as Planned
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What is Time
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Calvinist Trust Issues
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Atheist Recognizes a Closed Future Negates Free Will
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Responding to Critics

Fisher Refutes White
Christopher Fisher addresses James White’s opening statement in the White/Enyart debate, and responds point by point.

A Re-examination of Open Theism
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God Warns David about Keilah
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A Detailed Response to Closing the Door on Open Theism
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
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Responding to Eight Criticisms
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Answering a Slick Calvinist
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A Logical Refutation of a Logical Refutation of Open Theism
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Greek Influences in the Church
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Shotgun Prooftexts
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Verses on Immutability
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Answering Geilser’s Questions
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
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God Does Not Let Eli’s Sons Repent
TBD Michael Hansen Responds

Duffy on Seven Things God Did Say
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Fisher Debates Sye on Ephesians 28
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Mocking God
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How God Names Babies
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Geisler’s False Dichotomy on Repentance
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On Reading the Bible

Gary Yamasaki on Reading Biblical Stories
https://godisopen.com/2017/03/01/gary-yamasaki-on-reading-biblical-stories/

Critical Scholar Finds Open Theism in Genesis 22
https://godisopen.com/2017/02/15/critical-scholar-finds-open-theism-in-genesis-22/

Anti-Christian Scholar Calls Out the Christian Use of Anthropomorphism
https://godisopen.com/2017/01/20/anti-christian-scholar-calls-out-the-christian-use-of-anthropomorphism/

West Defines Open Theism
https://godisopen.com/2016/04/26/west-defines-open-theism/

Greek Thinking vs Jewish Thinking
https://godisopen.com/2016/03/31/apologetics-thursday-greek-thinking-vs-jewish-thinking/

Fishbane on Mythmaking and the Bible
https://godisopen.com/2015/11/24/fishbane-on-mythmaking-and-the-bible/

Hayes on Canonical Criticism
https://godisopen.com/2016/04/08/hayes-on-canonical-criticism/

Open Theist Hermeneutics
https://godisopen.com/2014/09/19/answered-questions-open-theist-hermeneutics/

Calvinist Prooftext Roundup
https://godisopen.com/2014/02/27/apologetics-thursday-calvinist-prooftext-roundup/

Hayes on God Changing His Mind
Secular scholar Christine Hayes reminds us that the Bible is not a systematic theology textbook. We need to let the text speak for itself and not import theology onto the text.

Brueggemann on the Natural Reading of the Old Testament
https://godisopen.com/2014/01/29/brueggemann-on-the-nature-reading-of-the-old-testament/

Calvinism

The Calvinist Dictionary
https://godisopen.com/2014/10/09/apologetics-thursday-the-calvinist-dictionary/

20 Questions for Calvinists
https://godisopen.com/2015/08/07/20-questions-for-calvinists/

Arminian Arthur Haglund Debates Matt Slick
https://godisopen.com/2016/07/22/arminian-arthur-haglund-debates-matt-slick/

Calvin’s Full Quote of God’s Baby Talk
https://godisopen.com/2015/11/21/calvins-full-quote-of-gods-baby-talk/

Calvin on God Predestining Sin
https://godisopen.com/2015/07/07/calvin-on-god-predestining-sin/

Calvin on God’s Repentance
https://godisopen.com/2015/05/09/calvin-on-gods-repentance/

Calvin on Genesis 6:6
https://godisopen.com/2014/07/29/calvin-on-genesis-66/

The Calvinist Definition of Sovereignty is Idiosyncratic
https://godisopen.com/2014/02/25/the-calvinist-definition-of-sovereignty-is-idiosyncratic/

John Calvin was a Monster
https://godisopen.com/2014/01/22/john-calvin-was-a-monster/

Augustine

https://godisopen.com/2015/07/01/fiorenza-on-augustines-platonistic-hermeneutic/

https://godisopen.com/2015/04/04/augustine-praises-the-platonists/

https://godisopen.com/2015/04/01/nebridius-praises-augustine-for-teaching-platonism/

https://godisopen.com/2015/01/28/augustine-on-stealing-platonistic-theology/

https://godisopen.com/2014/03/29/fisher-describes-augustines-conversion/

Reviews

https://godisopen.com/2015/10/17/overbaugh-reviews-the-uncontrolling-love-of-god-by-thomas-j-oord/

https://godisopen.com/2015/10/06/book-review-the-uncontrolling-love-of-god-by-thomas-j-oord/

https://godisopen.com/2014/10/01/open-theist-miniseries/

Misc

https://godisopen.com/2017/01/17/origin-of-the-term-anthropomorphism/

https://godisopen.com/2016/11/08/the-use-of-the-word-for-predestination-in-the-ancient-world/

https://godisopen.com/2016/03/16/roger-olson-of-the-calvinist-inquisition/

https://godisopen.com/2016/01/26/sack-on-the-god-of-history/

https://godisopen.com/2015/12/29/adam-clarke-on-necessary-knowledge/

https://godisopen.com/2015/10/10/attributes-of-god-wallpaper/

https://godisopen.com/2015/10/03/berkhof-on-incommunicable-attributes/

https://godisopen.com/2015/07/14/clines-on-job/

https://godisopen.com/2015/07/08/biederwolf-on-the-absurdity-of-prayer-for-our-sake/

Dealing with Counterfactuals
https://godisopen.com/2015/06/11/apologetics-thursday-dealing-with-counterfactuals/

A Greek Resource
https://godisopen.com/2014/03/01/a-greek-resource/

Foundation of the World Mistranslation
https://godisopen.com/2014/02/12/foundation-of-the-world-mistranslation/

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