The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Open Theism: is it true, possible or biblical?


#143

I think the prophecies were older than that. But either way it’s not a big deal. To me.


#144

Ezekiel’s prophecy is older than 2000 years, but I think it was about events that happened approximately 2000 years ago. It parallels John’s Revelation.


#145

In Genesis 3 , i believe was the prophecy between “the seed of the women” and Satan was 3,500 years in advance! What does the bible say a thousand years to God is?


#146

I appreciate that this prophecy would appear to be conditional, but we see this earlier related unconditional prophecy regarding the certainty of the Jews’ repentance at the Second Coming…

Zec. 12:9-10
9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they WILL mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

…later being interpreted with unconditional certainty in this way:

Rom. 11:25-26
25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,
26 and in this way ALL Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he WILL turn godlessness away from Jacob.”


#147

So Hermano, You don’t see the Jews returning to Israel first in unbelief as a problem?


#148

It is a step-by-step process of repentance for the Jews, directed by a patient God, which will finally result in incomparably greater blessings for them than ever before.