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No Other God a Response to Open Theism - Frame J

No Other God a Response to Open Theism

By: Frame J

Format Not Supplied By Publisher Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9780875521855
Number Of Pages: 235

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The theological movement known as open theism is shaking the church today, challenging the doctrines of God's sovereignty, foreknowledge, and providence. This timely work clearly describes open theism and evaluates it biblically. Frame addresses questions such as How do open theists read the Bible? Is love God's most important attribute? Is God's will the ultimate explanation of everything? Do we have genuine freedom? Is God ever weak or changeable? Does God know everything in advance? Frame not only answers the objections of open theists but sharpens our understanding of the relationship between God's eternal plan and the decisions or events of our lives.

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Open theism is bad news. The appearance of this book is good news. Precisely because God is closed and not open to the nullification of his purposes (Job 42:2), he has opened a future for believers that is utterly secure no matter what we suffer. The key that would open the defeat of God is eternally closed within the praiseworthy vault of His precious sovereignty. John Frame delights to show when it is good to be closed and when it is good to be open. And the Bible is his criterion.

Prefacep. 11
What Is Open Theism?p. 15
The Rhetoric and the Reality
The Openness of the Sovereign God
Sovereign Vulnerability
The Ambiguities of Open Theism
The Open-Theist View of Traditional Theism
The Main Contentions of Open Theism
Where Does Open Theism Come From?p. 25
The Antiquity of Open Theism
God and the Greeks
Socinianism: the Missing Link in Open Theism's Genealogy
More Recent Influences
What Is New About Open Theism?
How Do Open Theists Read the Bible?p. 41
Straightforward Exegesis and Anthropomorphism
Is Love God's Most Important Attribute?p. 49
Love, Sensitivity, Responsiveness, and Vulnerability
Is God's Will the Ultimate Explanation of Everything?p. 57
The Natural World
Human History
Individual Human Lives
Human Decisions
Faith and Salvation
Summary Passages
How Do Open Theists Reply?p. 89
Universalizing Particulars?
Divine Foreordination Versus Human Responsibility?
What Kind of Election?
How Can God Act "Now" If He Acts "Always"?
Other Open-Theist Objections
Is God's Will Irresistible?p. 105
Antecedent and Consequent Wills
Decretive and Preceptive Wills
Sanders's Distinction
The Efficacy of God's Will
Do We Have Genuine Freedom?p. 119
A Critique of Libertarianism
Other Kinds of Freedom
The Problem of Evil
Is God in Time?p. 143
Arguments Against Divine Atemporality
Philosophical Arguments for Divine Supratemporality
Scripture on God and Time
God's Temporal Omnipresence
Does God Change?p. 161
A God Who Relents
How Is God Unchanging?
Unchangeability and Temporal Omnipresence
Does God Suffer?p. 179
Does God Have Feelings?
Is God Ever Weak?
Does God Suffer Death in Christ?
Does God Know Everything in Advance?p. 191
Divine Ignorance in Scripture?
God's Exhaustive Knowledge of the Future
Is Open Theism Consistent with Other Biblical Doctrines?p. 205
Biblical Inspiration
Heaven and Hell
Conclusionp. 211
Bibliographyp. 213
Index of Scripturep. 221
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 229
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ISBN: 9780875521855
ISBN-10: 0875521851
Audience: General
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: P & R Publishing Co (Presbyterian & Reformed)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34