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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Foreknowledge not just information

"When the Bible speaks of God's foreknowledge, it is never speaking of God's gathering information about events over which He had no control. God is not passive, but active, in foreknowledge. 'Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain' (Acts 2:23). God did not just gather information ahead of time that Jesus would be crucified at the hands of wicked men. He determined it by His foreknowledge according to His own counsel. It did not just happen to turn out that way, and He had advance information about it. It turned out that way because He had before determined it should." -- Conrad Murrell, in Salvation...When?, p. 27

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