Beyond the Bounds Open Theism and the Undermining of

10 thoughts on “Beyond the Bounds Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity

  1. Jared Daugherty Jared Daugherty says:

    Great challenge to those who think that God is not Sovereign or in control of our destiny Hard and tough but a definite for personal library and preparation for battle with open theists

  2. Douglas Wilson Douglas Wilson says:

    Really good

  3. Ian Hodge Ian Hodge says:

    The outburst of Open Theism into the Christian community was bound to stir many responses What can you expect when Christian authors suggest that in order to maintain genuine free will God has to curtail himself In Christian theology God was always the one in who there was no unrealized potentiality and therefore he was unchangeable in his being and wisdomOpen Theism rejected that view of God and replaced it with a God of potentiality one who does not know the future always adjusting to the free will decisions made by his creatures Yes he may know all the possible choices you might have but he doesn't know which one you'll choose until you've made the choice In this view God is becoming the God of orthodox Christianity and on the day there are no human choices to be made that is the day God will reach his full potentialWhy Open Theists expect people to pray to a God who makes mistakes does not know everything is temporally located is a challenge to the best of minds If their view of God is correct how can we know if God is within hearing distance when we pray?The authors seek to address these issues and others from Open Theism The chapter God's Self Revelation in Human Likeness A Biblical Theology of God's Anthropomorphic Self Disclosure by AB Caneday is alone worth the price of book

  4. Bryan McWhite Bryan McWhite says:

    This is a biblical and thorough refutation of the perspective known as Open Theism that not only identifies the theological philosophical and most importantly biblical flaws of Open Theism but also draws attention to the disastrous implications of Open Theism for pastoral care

  5. Parker Parker says:

    The authors in this volume make an excellent case for the hermeneutical weakness doctrinal incoherence and ruinous implications of the openness position This book is entirely worth reading for anyone looking to understand exactly what is at stake in this debateI will note that the book is at times redundant Too often its contributors offer overlapping summaries of open theism This is however a relatively small nitpick for what is overall a compelling and helpful work

  6. Kim Kim says:

    So far so good Part 1 of the book was hard for me to understand but now that I'm on Part 2 it is much readable I myself was caught up in Open Theism the belief that God doesn't know the future and lives in time back in the '80s and it really messed me up What I am currently reading in Part 2 seems to say that Evil Pain and suffering are what causes men to turn to Open Theism and in my opinion to Universalism as well The last chapter by John Piper Grounds for dismay The error and injury of Open Theism was my favorite and very helpful I learned how faulty my thinking was and came to a new and beautiful awareness of God's sovereignty The testimony of the suffering saints for centuries has been believing that from all eternity God sees our pain coming strengthens us for it joins us in it and designs good by it is comforting and biblical John Piper

  7. Matt Matt says:

    This entire book is written in opposition to the Open Theist theological viewpoint on divine providence The book is made up of various essays and articles written by scholarstheologians such as John Piper Paul Kjoss Helseth Mark R Talbot Wayne Grudem and The sections in this book each of them about Open Theism include Historical Influences Philosophical Presumptions and Cultural Context Anthropomorphisms Revelation and Interpretation What is at Stake in the Openness Debate? Drawing Boundaries and Conclusions

  8. David Smiley David Smiley says:

    Great book on the subject However I did not like the harshness of some of the authors

  9. Garey Garey says:

    Well written book Essentially numerous authors writing in response to the book The Openness of God

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Beyond the Bounds Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity [PDF] ✪ Beyond the Bounds Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity By John Piper – Everyone who believes in God at all believes that He knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow C S LewisThis understanding of God's foreknowledge has united the church for twenty centuries But adv Everyone who believes in God at Bounds Open eBook ´ all believes that He knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow C S LewisThis understanding of God's foreknowledge has united the church for twenty centuries But advocates of open theism are presenting a different vision of God and a different view of the futureThe rise of open theism within evangelicalism has raised a host of uestions Was Beyond the PDF/EPUB or classical theism decisively tainted by Greek philosophy How should we understand passages that tell us that God repents Are essentials of biblical Christianity like the inerrancy of Scripture the trustworthiness of God and the Gospel of Christ at stake in this debate Where when and why should we draw new boundaries and is open theism beyond them Beyond the Bounds brings together a respected team of scholars the Bounds Open eBook ´ to examine the latest literature address these uestions and give guidance to the church in this time of controversyContributors includeJohn Piper Wayne Grudem Michael S Horton Bruce A Ware Mark R Talbot A B Caneday Stephen J Wellum Justin Taylor Paul Kjoss Helseth Chad Brand William C Davis Russell Fuller We have prepared this book to address the issue of boundaries and we pray bring some remedy the Bounds Open Theism and PDF/EPUB ² to the present and impending pain of embracing open theism as a legitimate Christian vision the Bounds Open Theism and PDF/EPUB ² of God As a pastor who longs to be biblical and God centered and Christ exalting and eternally helpful to my people I see open theism as theologically ruinous dishonoring to God belittling to Christ and pastorally hurtful My prayer is that Christian leaders will come to see it this way and thus love the church by counting open theism beyond the bounds of orthodox Christian teaching From the Foreword by John Piper.

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Beyond the Bounds Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity
  • John Piper
  • English
  • 14 July 2014
  • 9781581344622

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