Open Theism

Open Theism seems to crop up from time to time in some form or another, unhappily so, in certain YWAM circles. I was reminded today of the problem of this way of thinking and some of the fruit that it leads to.

One of open theism’s strongest appeals is its claim to account for tragic human suffering in such a way that God is both blameless and caring. On the surface, this appeal appears strong. Upon examination, however, it is clear that open theism’s counsel is unbiblical, incoherent, and shallow. It is unbiblical insofar as it fails to account for the prevailing biblical vision of the God who reigns over human affairs and who ensures that his purposes are accomplished even through human wickedness and evil.

This and more from Adrian Warnock.