God is omniscient. That is, God knows everything that could be, would be, has been, is, and will be. But how does God know the future? Upon what does His knowledge depend? Some people (e.g., Calvinists) claim that God’s foreknowledge depends upon His foreordination. For example, Lewis Sperry Chafer said, “Nothing could be foreknown as
In the last hundred years, human knowledge has exploded. Currently, it doubles every thirteen months, and it may soon double every twelve hours! We know more about the universe now than we ever have before, and a year from now we’ll know double that much! Long gone are the days of having “Renaissance” men like
You can’t depend on the world. You can’t depend on the economy. You certainly can’t depend on politics or politicians. You can’t depend on the favors people owe you (or what you think they owe you). You can’t depend on your next sale or paycheck. You can’t depend on your mom beating cancer. You can’t
by Bob Wilkin, excerpted from an article originally published in the November 2007 edition of Grace in Focus The Principle Stated After a short ministry in Thessalonica, Paul moved on to Berea due to Jewish opposition. Again he went to the synagogues of the Jews. This time he was warmly received: “These [Jewish unbelievers in
Consensus theology—is the majority right? What is the measure of truth? Free grace is often criticized for being out of step with the Reformers. This is sometimes true and we are ok with it. We seek to be Biblicists over being traditionalists.
by Ken Yates In my last blog, I discussed how God has revealed things about Himself in creation. The first part of Psalm 19 talks about this revelation, which is often called “general revelation.” It must be said that there is a limit to what a person can know about God from creation. You certainly
originally published in the July/August 2015 edition of Grace in Focus The expression “for My [or His] name’s sake” occurs eleven times in the New Testament, in all four Gospels (seven times), Acts (once), John’s first and third epistles (once each), and Revelation (once).1 It is not found at all in the epistles of Paul,
A survey of references to paradise in scripture. An interesting commonality emerges. How has God provided for people to be in paradise?
by Art Farstad, originally published in the January 1993 edition of Grace in F Many have heard the story of the man whose devotional reading consisted of cracking his Bible at random and reading the first verse his finger touched. One morning this was his verse for the day: “And Judas went out and hanged
by Arthur L. Farstad, originally published in the July 1990 edition of Grace in Focus In order to be effective a prayer needn’t be long or flowery. In fact, if it’s a public prayer it had better not be long–you might bore your human audience. It better not be too flowery either–you will turn