Saturday, February 19, 2011
A Couple Thoughts on Open Theism
Also, I think that ecumenical consensus shows us that humans have historically been able to have a dynamic relationship with God, while still maintaining a high view of His sovereignty. "Open Theism" is (in my opinion) a recent development in the church, that addresses contemporary societies need for autonomy, and affirmation of self. I attribute this to Whitney Houston (The Greatest Love of all - 1985 see below) and Mr. Rogers (not really). Our generation like no other begs God to affirm our identity, dreams, and ideas (Bono really captures this idea:" It's not if I believe in love, but does love believe in me?")
Dan, In a previous post you mentioned that the churches historic view (perfection = unchangeability) is a Greek idea. Are you asserting that ancient Judaism was more Open Theistic? I mean, would a Rabbi (messianic or otherwise) believe that God doesn’t know the future? Could you substantiate this a little more?
Just some of my thoughts