Rebecca Stark is the author of The Good Portion: God, the second title in The Good Portion series, a series written to encourage women to immerse themselves in the depths of Christian doctrine.

The Good Portion — God explores what Scripture teaches about God in hopes that readers will see his perfection, worth, magnificence, and beauty as they study his triune nature, infinite attributes, and wondrous works. 

Rebecca also blogs at Out of the Ordinary.


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Theological Term of the Week

free knowledge (God’s)
The knowledge which God has because he knows his own plan for the world: his knowledge of what actually exists, what has existed, and what will exist; also called the knowledge of vision.

  • From Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof: 

    The free knowledge of God is the knowledge which He has of all things actual, that is, of thing that existed in the past, that exist in the present, or that will exist in the future. It is founded on God’s infinite knowledge of His own all-comprehensive and unchangeable eternal purpose, and is called free knowledge because it is determined by a concurrent act of the will.

Learn more:

  1. What is Molinism?
  2. Paul Helm: Molinism 101
  3. Theopedia: Molinism
  4. Turretinfan: Middle Knowledge - Part 1

Related terms:

Filed under God’s Nature and His Work

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