Friday, April 17, 2009

Middle Knowledge - Part 4

This is the fourth section of the discussion of Middle Knowledge taken from Turretin's Institutes. This section deals with Turretin's six main objections to Middle Knowledge:

(1) Two categories of knowledge are enough, because all things are either merely possible or actually future,

(2) Untrue things cannot be foreseen as true,

(3) God's exhaustive providence precludes the possibility that mans' will is indeterminate,

(4) No uncertain knowledge belongs to God, therefore if God foresees men's decision, they must be certain and consequently determinate not indeterminate,

(5) Middle Knowledge would remove God's sovereignty over the creature, and

(6) Gods' freedom to base his decisions solely on his own good pleasure would be undermined.



-TurretinFan

2 comments:

Turretinfan said...

NatAmLLC,

I think that comment was a bit too spicey (not that I disagree with the content). I did like the way you concluded:

*** NatAmLLC (in part) ***

John said it best in my opinion, [not to diminish Francis Turretin], this way:

2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.
2Jn 1:8 Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
2Jn 1:9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Joh 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.


*** Back to TurretinFan ***

Thanks for your comment!

-TurretinFan

natamllc said...

You are welcome.

Wisdom is resident in His people!


Psa 68:26 "Bless God in the great congregation, the LORD, O you who are of Israel's fountain!"
Psa 68:27 There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead, the princes of Judah in their throng, the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
Psa 68:28 Summon your power, O God, the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
Psa 68:29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings shall bear gifts to you.
Psa 68:30 Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds, the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples. Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight in war.

Thanks