Open Theism: Is the Future Set in Stone

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I’m tracking with you except for prophecy…doesn’t explain prophecy.

Hi Al, there are many ways Open Theist explain prophecy – I thought I explained it in the video – but it may have been in the Q&A I had with the students afterward. The concept is that while the future is open there are very much elements that God is working towards and it will happen.

The master chess player might “prophecy” that they will beat me at chess in 30 turns. They might not have any idea how they will beat you or what moves you will do. But they are good enough to ensure they will end that game by beating you on the 30th turn. That’s a very dumbed down explanation but it’s maybe an idea of how an OT would see prophecy working.

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