Monday, December 22, 2008

The Arminian Problem Simplified

If you don't want to acknowledge that the future is decreed by God, Phil Johnson believes you are left with two alternatives:
  1. Some being other than God determines the future and is therefore more sovereign than He. That is a kind of idolatry.

  2. Some impersonal force does the determining without reason or coherence. That is a kind of fatalism.
God is not one to relinquish his sovereignty, nor does he simply react to what unfolds.

1 comment:

Anthony said...

In addition, I view middle knowledge as a form of #1 and makes mankind the powerful beings who determine the future, throwing God the bone of knowing the outcome of both alternatives.

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