Note: This is an intellectual exercise, designed to present a view I no longer hold. A further article here will explain the contrary view. There are four fundamental positions in theology about the foreknowledge of God. They are: God knows the future because he decrees everything that takes place (Reformed Calvinism) God knows the future and…
Group member Wayne Scott recently asked fellow member Chris Fisher about his views on the omnipresence of God, which sparked an interesting discussion. For centuries Christians have taken for granted that God is Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipotent (all powerful) and Omnipresent (present everywhere). The first two attributes are universally accepted by all but process theists;…
Open theism is a different way of looking at the nature of reality and God’s interaction with Mankind. For an alternative view, please see http://theologicaloverload.com/the-butterfly-effect-and-where-open-theism-fails/ Traditionally, God has been seen, since the fifth century at least, as existing outside of time. This is not the case in Open Theism (OT): In OT the future is…
The last couple of years have been theologically challenging in many ways other than concerning the faith itself, which remains rock steady. I’ve recently described myself as a sacramental, paedobaptist, Catholic-leaning, Orthodox Anglican, which is just about normal for an Anglican walking the via media….
This place is for the exploration of themes and ideas raised on my Christian Free Thinkers Facebook page and for occasional theological musings.
We aim for friendly discussion, lively if necessary, but above all, godly and with the over-arching Christian fellowship that followers of Christ should display. To leave room for discussion, we have adopted adherence to the Apostle’s Creed as a minimum benchmark for membership, rather than the more specific Nicene Creed.
The group is lightly moderated, but anyone calling a fellow member a heretic will be banned without warning. We’ve seen enough of this in other groups and some people will never gain access to this group because of their prior attitudes and behaviour.
We’re open to Open Theists, moderate Calvinists, Catholics, Arminians, Anglicans, Wesleyans, Nazarenes and anyone else who plays by the rules.
On this website we’ll discuss some of the issues raised in the group, other groups of which I’m a member, and some thoughts of my own…