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Tuesday
Aug132013

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. GotQuestions.org: 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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