God Saw the Tape Already, and That’s Why He Chose You?
M. R. DeHaan (Eternal Security, p12)—“If God knew that you would be lost, then why would He choose you in the first place? Why save you in the first place, if He knew that you would be lost?”
Harold Barker (Secure Forever, p117)—“If God knew that we would stop believing and thus lose our salvation, then why did God choose us?”
These old time Arminians think that the future is fixed and that God gets to see the tape of what will happen. After God sees what will happen (ie, if you will believe and keep believing), then God chooses those who will believe.
I hope all who read this know that this is not what the Bible means by “foreknowledge”. But my question now is: when God reacts to what man decides, what difference does God’s reaction make? Since the tape that God got to see was of a fixed future, how can that tape (that fixed and knowable future) be changed by God’s choice?
PS: Dehaan’s grandson is not an old time Arminian: he has a different false gospel. I heard it at Cypress Gardens: for the current DeHaan the cross is God’s apology to all of us for the world being so bad.
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