In studying various interpretations of The Bible including Bob Enyart’s “The Plot” which has inspired a couple of essays here, one question continues to nag: Do I trust The Bible to be “the word of God”? That is, how much of it is to be accepted as God’s message to us: 100%, 50%, 10%, none? […]
God Changes His Mind?
The main tenet of Open Theism is that man has free will and, consequently, God does not know what we are going to do. There is Biblical evidence that can be interpreted to be in support of this view. The evidence suggests that God has changed his mind … at least, that’s one possible explanation […]
By Faith Alone?
I’m studying Bob Enyart’s the Plot, the premiss being that God not only responds to what humans do, but also that God may, over time and in response to what we do, change His mind. That is, He may promise that if we do something, He will then do something, but if we don’t hold […]
A contract basically says that if one party does something, then the other party promises to do something in return. It implicitly acknowledges that the first party could choose to do otherwise but, if they do as stated, then the second party will then respond in a certain way. “You cut my lawn and I’ll […]
Just as a parent is sometimes surprised, or horrified, at something his/her child may do, so too is God sometimes pleased and sometimes unhappy with our choices. So imagine, if you will, the lush Eden with the Biblical first two humans, Adam and Eve or, if you would prefer, then imagine a verdant area in […]
Denver Bible Church, Bob Enyart, Open Theism
Bob Enyart of the Denver Bible Church is a proponent of both Open Theism and Bible-based Christian teachings. But to me and my admittedly incomplete understanding of both, “Bible Church” and “Open Theism” seem to be at odds with each other. I mean, doesn’t the Bible teach that God is all powerful and all knowing? […]
In His Image
Okay, you all probably know this one [Genesis 1:1]: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And you’ll probably recognize this also [Genesis 1:14-16]: And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark […]
Reconciling Old versus New Testament God
Greg Boyd is an advocate of Open Theism as am I, but He is also a strong believer in the authority of the Bible. I am more skeptical of its authority but convinced, nonetheless, it has extraordinary value. I’m just not sure which parts of it I should apply in which situation in my life. […]