Any limitation to God is self-imposed.
Isaiah 46:9–10 (AV)
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Romans 8:28–30 (AV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Hebrews 4:3 (AV)
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 13:8 (AV)
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Even though God knows the outcome man has true choice. Adam not only did not have to eat the forbidden fruit, the tree of life was also in the Garden to choose eternal life...
I think many would consider me an open theist but I see myself as just being logical and trying to make sense of scripture. That said, I think open theism is wrongly portrayed by its opponents. OT simply claims God does not know the future ENTIRELY because God has not FIXED EVERYTHING about the future. The latter reason is vital. And I think they are right. Let's face it; we individually are not crucial to God's overall salvation plan, so why would he want to predetermine our choices? Instead, he lets us decide for ourselves. And logically, whether we want to believe in Jesus should be just the type of choice that he allows us to make for ourselves. Hence God does not know for sure who will be saved.
The Seekers lounge is for the unbeliever,,,,,,the replies cannot get posted until they are moderator approved so it takes quite a while,,,,,,,
It is very nice of you to want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving,why don't you post it where more people will see it & can reply,,,,,,,"Absolutely Positive" would be the appropriate Forum
a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving to you Love<kwik