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 […]

Contractural Agreement

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 […]

The Power of Prayer

If you believe that praying for something works, that praying for God to intercede and save a child’s life, or to help warring factions agree to a cease fire, or simply that God will help you find a way to help others this day, then you are an Open Theist. In each case, you are […]

Divine Intercession

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? […]

Christian Open Theist

I am a Christian Open Theist. That means I have a powerful belief in the example, message and role of Christ, and that I believe God gave us true Free Will, that the future is not pre-ordained, that to a very large extent, what happens is up to us. For the philosophers and theologians, let […]