DRAFT list as of January 4, 2018 (being updated in the weeks following the Duffy/Slick debates)
33 CATEGORIES OF TYPES OF OPEN THEISM VERSES each of which indicates that the future is not settled but open. These show that...
1 - God Wants His Prophecies of Judgment to Fail which could only happen with an open future
I say you shall die, but repent so that you will not die Ezek. 33:14-15; Judah should repent so that God "may repent (not of sin, of course, but) concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring" Jer. 26:3; Good's people should repent so that "then the Lord will repent concerning the doom that He has pronounced against you" Jer. 26:13; I will judge you, so repent, because why should you die Ezek. 18:30-31; when I say I will destroy a nation, if it repents I will not destroy the nation "that I thought" to destroy Jer. 18:7-8 (This is God's interpretation of The Potter and the Clay passage. However, many rejected God's warning by elevating prophecy Jer. 18:18 above God Himself. Yet God affirmed the inverse: When I say that I will bless a nation, if they disobey Me, I will not do that which I said I will do Jer. 18:9-10. So, contradicting the Calvinist interpretation, this meaning is exactly why God quotes Jer. 18 in Rom. 9.); implicit in God's urging Jerusalem to repent is that He wants to change His mind about the plan and disaster that He has fashioned and devised against them, so that He would not be compelled to bring it to pass Jer. 18:11; "God repented from the disaster that He said He would bring upon [Nineveh] and He did not do it" Jonah 3:10. Why didn't He? Because God is great and the Bible says that love is greater than both prophecy (and exhaustive foreknowledge) and knowledge (omniscience) 1 Cor. 13:2; Jonah 4:11; (see also all of the repent verses below)
2 - God Exists in Time through duration contrary to the opposing claim of Plato and Augustine
Jesus is waiting until His enemies are made His footstool Heb. 10:13 with the related passages Ps. 110:1; Mat. 22:44; Luke 20:43; Acts 2:35; Heb. 1:13; John 1:14; weary of repenting Jer. 15:6. See also the scores of passages describing God as Him who: is - and was - and is to come - Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting - Forever and ever - The Ancient of Days - From before the ages of the ages - From ancient times - the everlasting God - He continues forever - From of old - Remains forever - Immortal - The Lord shall endure forever - Who lives forever - God’s years - manifest in His own time - Everlasting Father - Alive forevermore - Always lives - Forever - Continually - God’s years never end - From everlasting to everlasting - From that time forward, even forever - And of His kingdom there will be no end; [and see the related verses below showing that time exists in heaven]
3 - God has qualities that can only be had if He exists in time like patience, slow to anger, and hope.
Patience: 1 Peter 3:20; Ex. 34:6; Num. 14:18; Neh. 9:30; Ps. 86:15; Rom. 2:4; 9:22; 1 Tim. 1:16; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 3:9, 15; Jer. 15:15; and "God is Love" 1 John 4:8, 16 and "Love is patient" 1 Cor. 13:4 and He is "the God of patience" Rom. 15:5 etc.
Endurance: God endured His people’s cries Luke 18:7; the wicked Rom. 9:22; hostility Heb. 12:3; the cross Heb. 12:2
Slow to anger and long-suffering: Neh. 9:17; Ps. 103:8; 145:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2; Nah. 1:3;
Sustain emotion: I will not remain angry forever Jer. 3:12
Faithfulness: from everlasting to everlasting He endures in faithfulness for He is "the faithful God" Deut 7:9; possessing great faithfulness Lam. 3:23; Ps. 36:5; 37:3; 71:22; Ps. 89:24; God's faithfulness is not an inability (because He cannot change) but an ability (which He must actively maintain) Ps. 89:33; 92:2; 98:3; 119:75; 119:90; 143:1; Isa. 11:5; 25:1; Hos. 2:20;
Hope: for hope that is seen is not hope, yet God hopes Romans 8:24 & 15:13; "My Father... is One who seeks and judges" John 8:49-50; for "He seeks godly offspring" Mal. 2:15; (and see the expectation verses below, including Isa. 5:1-4; 30:15-16; 63:8-10; Zeph. 3:7; Jer. 18 and the judgment prophecy verses above including Ezek. 33:14-15; Jer. 18:7-8; 26:3, 13; Ezek. 18:30-31)
Related abilities: See also the remembers and looks forward to verses in the next category.
Consider also Wisdom Job 12:13 [and even discernment Heb. 4:12]. About 1,000 times God's Word mentions wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, four times more frequently than the mention of miracles, signs, and wonders. Wisdom is the application of experiential knowledge and good judgment. Wisdom involves outcomes Prov. 3:19; etc. So God is frequently described as wise and having wisdom Job 9:4; 1 Kings 3:28; Dan. 2:20; 1 Cor. 1:25; 1 Tim. 1:17; Jude 25; Just as the Bible says that "hope that is seen is not hope", likewise, [good] judgment that is seen is not judgment. Further, experiential knowledge, like good judgment and hope, is a kind of knowledge that can only be had by one who exists in time.
4 - God Acting In Sequence showing He is not outside of but in time
Today the Son waits in heaven till his enemies are subdued Heb. 10:13; prior to this God had created, and then ceased from His creative work Gen. 2:1-3; later God waited while ark was being prepared 1 Peter 3:20; God speaks in heaven 1 Kings 22:19-20 and from heaven 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22; 2 Peter 1:17 (speaking requires sequence, which is why Augustine claimed that God could not speak, because Augustine, sadly, had been convinced of divine atemporality by Plato); God was manifested in the flesh and (then after His death for Man's sin) justified by the Holy Spirit 1 Tim. 3:16; He suffered, killed, buried, and raised the third day Mat. 12:40; 16:21; 17:23; Mark 8:31; Luke 9:22; Acts 4:10; Rom. 14:9; 1 Cor. 15:4; regarding the old and new covenants He took "away the first that He may establish the second" Heb. 10:9; Jesus rose and then sought His disciples Mat. 26:32; Mark 14:28; John 21:14; God the Son went from not having a body John 4:24, to indwelling a form Gen. 3:8; 18:1-3; etc., to taking on a human body Luke 1:31, to having a glorified body Phil 3:21
- God remembers past and looks forward to future times. God remembers as when He remembered His covenant with Abraham Ex. 2:24; and with Jacob Lev. 26:42; and His holy promise to the Israelites Ps. 105:42; etc.; Cornelius (the Gentile saved before baptism and apart from circumcision) had his alms remembered by God Acts 10:31; and God will remember Babylon's sins Rev. 16:19 and their iniquities Rev. 18:5; [See also Gen 9:12-15; Ps. 136:23; Mal. 3:16; etc. Also, when theologians say that God "enters" into time, what they're actually referring to is when God interacts with His creation. So as seen throughout Genesis to Revelation, even the common theological way of speaking admits that God acts in sequence, as there is a before He "enters" time and an after.]
- God looks forward to future times, as when His apostles would sit on twelve thrones and when He would sit on the throne of His glory Mat. 19:28; "My Father... is One who seeks" John 8:49-50; "He seeks godly offspring" Mal. 2:15; He held the righteous dead in "Abraham's Bosom" awaiting Christ's death, figuratively, with Abraham's Bosom as the City of Refugee, "until the death of the one who would be high priest in those days" Joshua 20:6; and literally, and symbolic of the entire group, upon Christ's death many graves were opened and the saints who had died were raised Mat. 27:52; at which time the deceased saints could finally then enter into heaven; also all "the days are coming" passages, like Amos 9:13-14; Mal. 3:17; etc.
5 - Sequence Within the Godhead of relationship, sharing glory, planning, becoming things, etc.
The Father prepared a body for His Son Heb. 10:5; then He became the Father of a Son with two natures John 1:14; Luke 1:35 when the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary; then the Father increased in favor with His Son Luke 2:52 with whom He was well pleased 2 Peter 1:17; the Son increased, for He must increase John 3:30; after the Son took upon Himself Man's sin, the Holy Spirit justified the Son 1 Tim. 3:16; [And if the throne at God's right hand suffices to refer to the Godhead, then consider also God the Son, having become "the Son of Man", looks forward to again sitting on the throne of His glory Mat. 19:28; the glory the Father gave to the Son because He loved Him before the creation John 17:24; and the glory He had shared with the Father before the world began John 17:5; etc.]
6 - God Says Certain Things Happened that Never Entered His Mind
They burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings which I did not command or speak nor did it come into My mind Jer. 19:5; they cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech which I did not command them nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination to cause Judah to sin Jer. 32:35; they burn their sons and their daughters in the fire to sacrifice them which I did not command nor did it come into My heart Jer. 7:31; [For other sins like adultery and theft God never says, It didn't enter My mind and I didn't command it. So why say this regarding child sacrifice? First, He did command the sacrificial system. And second, He commanded Abraham to offer up his son Gen. 22:2; Heb. 11:17. (God prevented that from happening. But 2000 years later the Father Himself would offer up His Son Rom. 8:32 and on that very same kgov.com/mt-moriah 2 Chron. 3:1.) Thus God made two things abundantly clear. Back when He ordered Abraham to demonstrate the kind of love (commitment) that the Father Himself would later demonstrate (Rom. 5:8), first, He certainly had not commanded that men sacrifice their children, and secondly, it hadn't even entered His mind that men would actually do such a thing. See also Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5; Deut. 12:31; 18:9-10; 2 Kings 3:27; 2 Kings 16:3; 17:17, 31; 21:6; 23:10; 2 Chr. 28:3; 33:6; Ps. 106:35-38; Isa 57:5; Ezek. 16:20-21; 20:26, 31; 23:37]
7 - God Indicates the Future is Uncertain by saying perhaps, by chance, lest, etc.
Perhaps everyone will repent so that I can repent of the destruction that I purposed to bring upon them. Jer. 26:1-3; Lest perhaps the people change their mind and return to Egypt Ex. 13:17; if Egyptians don’t believe Moses’ first sign Ex. 4:8-9; now nothing they propose to do Gen. 11:6; perhaps Israel will repent; Israel might repent Ezek. 12:3; by chance a certain priest came down the road to Jericho Luke 10:31; [Ezek. 7:23-26; Mark 6:48-49; Luke 24:28]
8 - God Says He Changes His Mind i.e., changes course, repents, though not from sin of course
God saw Nineveh's turning away from their sin and so God repented (standard Hebrew word for repent, nacham, as throughout) Jonah 3:10; 3:2-4; 4:11 that is, "God repented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it"; then there's Samuel's repent sandwich 1 Sam. 15:11, 29, 35 in which God says 15:11 and 15:35 that He repented that He made Saul king (so He replaced Saul with David), and in the middle of those two statements, 15:29, He insists that He will not repent of having ended Saul's dynasty, that is, He will not repent from having repented. (This cannot be a figure of speech because it is an action, see below, i.e., actually removing Saul is not just words; it is action 1 Sam. 15:26-28; 1 Sam. 13:13-14. Like other times when God repents, here He does not only repent in word but also in deed. So therefore, the repentant deeds themselves cannot be figures "of speech" and thus they show actual, not figurative, repentance of heart and mind.) The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and He repented that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart Gen. 6:6; So the Lord said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth... for I repent that I have made them" Gen. 6:7; Ex. 32; Num. 14; Ex. 32:14 (including ); Judges 2:18 (in the Hebrew); 2 Sam. 24:16; 1 Chr. 21:15; Ps. 106:45; 135:14 (in the Hebrew); 4:2; God says He is "weary of repenting" (from not meting out more severe judgment) Jer. 15:6; perhaps Israel will repent so that I can repent of the calamity which I purpose to bring upon them because of their evil doings 26:3, God wants to repent from the doom He has pronounced against Jerusalem Jer. 26:13; God repented from the doom which He had pronounced against them Jer. 26:19; in forbidding Judah to flee to Egypt God repents of the destruction that He had brought upon them 42:10 (i.e., He is willing to give them a reprieve); God repents of destroying Jerusalem by way of Micah’s prophecy Micah 3:12 with Jer. 26:18-19; God is worthy of Zion's trust because He repents Joel 2:13 as Jonah knew the Lord also as the kind of God who prents Jonah 4:2; the Lord repented of destroying Jacob's late harvest Amos 7:1-3; the Lord repented of His desire to bring a fiery judgment upon His people Amos 7:6; when I say I will destroy a nation, if that nation repents then I will not destroy the nation "that I thought" to destroy Jer. 18:7-8, 11 (again, this is the actual interpretation, God's interpretation of The Potter and the Clay passage); when I say that I will bless a nation, if they disobey Me, I will not do that which I said I will do Jer. 18:9-10; so, implicit in God's urging Jersualem to repent is that He is willing to change His mind about His own plans Jer. 18:11
9 - God Says Things Are Possible that would be Impossible if the future were settled or decreed
Lest God consume Israel on the way Ex. 33:3 (i.e., during their forty years in the wilderness); Jesus could call for twelve legions of angels Mat. 26:53 (to save Him from the cross); God has provided a way for believers to resist any temptation 1 Cor. 10:13 (if only they trust Him); God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones Mat. 3:9; Luke 3:8; at times Jesus speaks in parables so that some of His opponents will not understand Mat. 13:15; Isa. 6:9-10; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; (by then putting His clear interpretation of the Sower parable into the Bible proves that Jesus' purpose was to thwart those unbelievers of His day, and not to confuse all generations of unbelievers who today can simply read the interpretation in any Bible); God could destroy Israel and raise up a new nation to Himself Num. 14:12; God could have destroyed Nineveh in forty days Jonah 3:4 (as He had said He would, but they repented so He did not Jonah 3:10); God doesn’t bring the Israelites through the wilderness by a certain route so they won’t be tempted to go back to Egypt Ex. 13:17; I could come up in one moment and consume Israel Ex. 33:5; God could destroy the land Ezek. 22:30; God could have enabled Eli’s sons to have ministered forever to Him 1 Sam. 2:30; God could have given to Saul a perpetual dynasty 1 Sam. 13:13-14 & 2 Sam. 7:15; God could have totally destroyed Jerusalem 1 Chr. 21:11-12, 15; God could destroy a nation but may not if it later repents Jer. 18:7-8, God could bless a nation but may not if it later does evil Jer. 18:9-10; that as the tabernacle and the ark had been in Shiloh for centuries but then left never to be returned, likewise God threatened to permanently remove his Temple from Jerusalem Jer. 26:6; Ezekiel shall bake a specific cake that never gets baked Ezek. 4:12-15; I will fulfill My anger against the Israelites while they are still in the midst of the land of Egypt Ezek. 20:8-9, and in the wilderness Ezek. 20:13-14, 17; God says to the righteous, you shall surely live, but it turns out that he shall die Ezek. 33:13; God says to the wicked, you shall surely die, but it turns out that he lives Ezek. 33:14; and then the children in the wilderness 20:21-22; destroy Jerusalem by Micah’s prophecy Micah 3:12 with Jer. 26-18-19; Hezekiah is about to die Isa. 38:1; 2 Kings 20:1; God would have healed (blessed) Israel but for their sin Hos. 7:1; God hardens people’s hearts (against what?), so that they wouldn’t do the things that they couldn’t do anyway, if everything had been decreed Ex. 4:21; 9:12; 10:20, 27; 11:10; 14:4, 8, 17; Deut. 2:30; Josh. 11:20; 1 Sam. 6:6; John 12:40; the wicked "limited the Holy One of Israel" from doing what He otherwise would have done Ps. 78:41; because of the unbelief of the Nazarenes Jesus did not do many miracles among them like He would have done Mat. 13:58; of course within the constraint of rationality and including the saving of men, "with God all things are possible Mat. 19:26; (see also other passages among the God repents verses; and see Mat. 18:6; and see those passages in the next category: God Said He’ll Do Something He Never Does)
11 - God Expects that Something Will Happen that Doesn’t Happen
God expected Israel would repent so He made a winepress Isaiah 5:1-2 but she did not. "What more could have been done...?", God asks, thus He says, I expected Israel to bring forth repentance Isa. 5:3-4; Israel will return to Me Jer. 3:7 (in the Hebrew); "I said, 'Surely you will fear Me, you will receive instruction' but... they corrupted all their deeds" Zeph. 3:7; Because Israel didn't act as God expected, He said, "Surely they are My people [and will act in truth] but they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit, so He turned HImself against them Isa. 63:8-10; "For thus says the Lord God... 'In returning you shall be saved...' But you would not, and you said, 'No...'" Isaiah 30:15-16; God says, I will not destroy the nation "that I thought" to destroy Jer. 18:7-8 as God had said, forty days and Nineveh will be destroyed Jonah 3:4, 10
12 - God Increases and Learns (for He must increase)
The Father’s favor grows toward His son Luke 2:52 with whom He was well pleased 2 Peter 1:17; the Son increases in natures John 1:14 (in that He took upon Himself a human nature), He learned obedience Heb. 5:8; and became obedient even to the point of death Phil. 2:8; He was tempted Heb. 4:15 (within the constraints of James 1:13); Iniquity was found in Lucifer (i.e., found, not foreknown or decreed to be there) Ezek. 28:15; He must increase John 3:30
13 - God Shows Regret similar to repent and uses the same Hebrew word, nacham
I greatly regret making Saul king 1 Sam. 15:11 therefore God deposed Saul from the throne and gave the dynasty to David. For "Samuel said to Saul, 'You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the LORD… For… the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue…'" 1 Sam. 13:13-14. (An "action" cannot be a figure of speech. Why not? Because an action is not only speech; it is an action. God "repenting" that He made Saul King 1 Sam. 15:11, 35 could theoretically be a figure of speech (but if so, then as a figure, it would have to convey some actual meaning). However "to repent" does not refer only to words or thoughts, but it can also refer to an action (to turn from). When any word, including the word "repent", refers to an action, then it cannot be a figure "of speech", because it is an action. When God removed Saul from the throne, and then actually gave the dynasty to David, that deposing of Saul was an action that God performed. (This powerfully illustrates a reason why God inspired His Word as a historical narrative rather than merely as a series of abstractions, so that we would constrain our interpretations based on the biblical accounts.) The Lord repented that He had made man on the earth and was grieved Gen. 6:6-7 so He destroyed the earth's population, which is not speech but an action (except for Noah's family Mat. 24:37-38; 1 Peter 3:20); [and see the other repent verses]
14 - God Wants to See What Man Will Do Wants to Test Man / Didn’t Know What Men Would Do
Gen. 2:19; 22:12; Ex. 16:4; Deut. 8:2; 13:3; Judges 2:22; 3:4; Ex. 20:20; 2 Chr. 32:31; Ps. 17:3; Jonah 3:10
15 - God Does Not Have All Present Knowledge
Son of Man doesn’t know something the Father knows (day or hour) Mark 13:32; [Mat. 24:36]; God in a Christophany will go down to Sodom Gen. 18 (see experiential knowledge, below)
16 - God Intervenes to Prevent what would Otherwise Happen and addresses contingencies
Cherubim block the way to the Tree of Life lest Adam and Eve physically never die Gen. 3:22-24 by eating of the tree's super-nutritious fruit Rev. 22:2; The men of Babel will accomplish things that God wants to prevent them from accomplishing Gen. 11:5-8; [Ex. 13:17]; etc.
17 - God Indicates Certain Prophecies Will Go Unfulfilled (God Says What Will Happen, But It Doesn’t Happen)
Tyre & Egypt Ezek. 26:12; 29:18; etc. Without fail cast out the Canaanites Josh 3:10 with Deut. 7:1, 23, Jud. 2:1, 20-23, 3:5, 10; Ex. 32:10; 33:2, 3; Deut. 12:29; Judges 2:3; 10:13;
18 - God Gives Men Options and Recognizes that They Can Choose Among Them
Life or Death Deut. 30:19; Gen. 2:16? optional punishments to David 2 Sam. 24:12 & 1 Chr. 21:11-12; Ezek.18:30-32
19 - God Says He Does Not Know What Will Happen (similar to the perhaps category above)
Ex. 13:17; perhaps Israel will repent so that I can repent Jer. 26:3; how long until Israel repents Hos. 8:5;
20 - God Says He Will No Longer Do Something He Said He Would Do
Isa. 5:1-6; Jer. 18; Drive out nations Joshua 23:13; Judge 2:21; Jonah
21 - God Did Things Before the Creation showing sequence before the foundation of the world, i.e., before He allegedly created time
God chose us in Him (i.e., planned for the members of the Body of Christ) Eph. 1:4-5 ; the persons of the Godhead shared their glory John 17:5, 24; God foreordained wisdom for our glory before the ages 1 Cor. 2:7; Christ was foreknown before the foundation 1 Peter 1:20 [i.e., that God the Son would become the Messiah, even though we’re told, wrongly, that God can’t do anything in sequence]
22 - Things That God Became (He was not always these things, so if He wants to He can become such)
Man, God the Son “became flesh” John 1:14 (after saying He is not a man Hos. 11:9; 1 Sam. 15:29; Job 9:32; [Ps. 146:3]); became the Creator Gen. 1; became Sovereign (by creating); became perfected (as a Man) Heb. 5:9; became obedient to the point of death Phil. 2:8; became the Savior “I became your Savior” Isa. 63:8; Author of eternal salvation Heb. 5:9; and to do so Christ "became a curse for us" Gal. 3:13 and even "sin" 2 Cor. 5:21; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit 1 Cor. 15:45; became the possessor of a glorified body Phil. 3:21; etc.
23 - God’s People Believe God Can Change His Mind
Ex. 32:11-13; Sodom and Gomorrah Gen. 18: ; Moses Ps. 106:23
24 - God’s People Believed They Can Change God’s Mind (including as Jesus teaches)
Moses 32:11-13; Deut. 9:19; Moses Ps. 106:23; persistent widow Luke 18:4-7; Abraham with Lot and Sodom Gen. 18
25 - God’s People Believe a Prophecy Does Not Have to Come To Pass and the Future is Not Settled
Acts 21:11-12; Hezekiah 2 Kings 20; Moses Ex. 33:15-16; Acts 21:11-12
26 - The Bible Says Things Happen By Chance
By chance a certain priest Luke 10:31; Time and chance happen to them all Eccl. 9:11; Ruth by chance (see the Hebrew) happened upon the field Ruth 2:3; Paul reasoned with those who happened (see the Greek: chancing) to be there Acts 17:17
27 - The Bible Describes Men as Sovereign, Omniscient, and Having Foreknowledge (so these don’t require a settled future)
As Sovereign, Saul; as having All Knowledge Jn 2:20, and as Having Foreknowledge
28 - The Bible Shows that Time is in Heaven
Jesus opened the seventh seal and then there was silence in heaven for about half an hour Rev. 8:1; martyrs in heaven (don't ask God to forgive those who killed them, but rather, lacking the false spirituality common on Earth), inherently acknowledging time in heaven, ask: "How long O Lord… until You… avenge our blood…?" Rev. 6:9; Greek philosophers denied that God was or will be and claimed He only "is", whereas God is "the One who is and who was and who is to come" and in heaven awaits the "time of the dead" when "they should be judged" 11:17-18; the tree of life bore twelve fruits, a different one each month Rev. 22:2; "this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down… from that time waiting till His enemies are defeated Heb. 10:12-13; As the LORD says, "I have held My peace a long time" Isa. 42:14; [Mat. 8:29]; [etc.; plus the scores of verses above describing God as existing in everlasting duration.]
30 - God Gains Experiential Knowledge: Most Calvinists deny that God has all knowledge by rejecting that He has or even can have experiential knowledge. Yet the Bible explicitly declares that God has experiential knowledge, as with the "go down and look" see for Myself verses, the Incarnation-related temptation verses, and the learned verses. (Similarly, by the unbiblical claim that God is outside of time, most Calvinists and even Arminians deny that He can know anything in sequence. So, unlike open theists, Calvinists view predestination and foreknowedge as mere figures of speech and not as literally true of God.) Thus, by denying that God has experiential knowledge, Calvinists do not believe Him omniscient, i.e., that He has all knowldege, for their theology inherently rejects that God can possess an entire category of knowledge, namely, experiential knowledge. Selah.
31 - The Bible Shows Certain Prophecies Will Not Be Fulfilled (unfulfilled prophecy)
Canaanites; Nebuchadnezzar taking Egypt?; etc. soon return verses (not have time to go through the villages of Israel; some standing here will not die until they see the Son of Man returning in power in His kingdom; this generation shall not pass until all these things take place; etc. (so the believers sold their land in early Acts)
32 - The Bible Shows Things Could Have Been Different
Saul’s throne 1 Sam. 13:13; Aaron’s two sons called to serve God forever Deut. 18:5 with Ex. 28:1 & Num. 26:61; Lev. 10 killed; Jerusalem totally destroyed by God’s angel 1 Chr. 21:15
33 - God Says What He Wants to Do, But Can’t or Doesn’t Do
Sought a man who would, but I found no one Ezek. 22:30; Ex. 4:24 sought to kill Moses; kill Israel and start over with Moses; Wants Moses to speak but lets Aaron instead; to have Ezekiel eat gross bread Ezek. 4:12
- Every Warning in Scripture
- Every Command in Scripture
- Hundreds of Subjunctive Passages (the God-breathed scriptures that use the uncertainty mood of the Greek verb)
List of Top Seven Categories of Verses that Don’t Exist (from Will Duffy's opening statement in his first debate vs Matt Slick)
- That say God is outside of Time (timeless, in an eternal now, not was nor will be but only is, has no past, has no future)
- That say God knows everything that will ever happen
- That God can intervene in the past
- That God has decreed everything that will ever happen
- That God created time
- God exists in the past and or the future
- That God knew us before we were conceived.
Help Folks Find this Genuine Page: This opentheism.org/verses article was created for the December 2017 Will Duffy vs. Matt Slick Calvinism vs. Open Theism debates. Matt has created a similarly titled stub of an article at his site to grab the traffic of folks searching for this page. So if you want to help others find this genuine article, please post the link and share it with others: opentheism.org/verses.