Monday, 5 February 2018
Why is Openness Theology Wrong?
As I pointed out previously, Openness Theology claims that God doesn't know the future. But the Bible shows that he most assuredly does know what is to come.
This belief is blasphemous because it undermines people's faith in God's providence. Deuteronomy 7:9 (KJV) plainly says, "Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;"
But some might claim that it's merely wishful thinking on our part. Prophecy proves such persons wrong. Look at what was prophesied about Christ. John 19:24 (KJV) shows that no mere mortal could have set up this to fulfil the prophecies about his crucifixion. "They said therefore among themselves, 'Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be:' that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, 'They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots.' These things therefore the soldiers did."
And how could prophets hundreds of years before these events have guessed how much money was paid to Judas to betray the Messiah? Matthew 27:9 and 10 (KJV) says, "Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 'And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.'"
Matthew 27:35 (KJV) also proves the impossibility of anybody guessing this. "And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, 'They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.'"
I could show many more prophesies of how God foreknew what would happen in the future. I'll save those verses for my next book. People need to know that God truly does know the future and what he says does come to pass.