That’s right, I have converted. It finally got to me. My Arminianism finally led to the inevitable Open Theist conclusion. I just don’t think that God can foreknow future free will choices if they are truly free. Sorry. But! I have decided to also hold to God’s exhaustive foreknowledge of all future choices and events, even choices which are truly free and contingent. I know this may “seem” like I am holding to two contradictory premises, but that is just an “apparent” contradiction and not a real one. The Bible seems to hold that God doesn’t know some future choices if they are truly free and also seems to hold that He has exhaustive foreknowledge of all future choices and events, even truly free ones. So I just hold these twin truths in tension. Call it an “antinomy” or “paradox” if you will.
Really, I think that everyone should follow my lead on this instead of trying to smooth over certain passages that just don’t seem to add up from either side. Maybe God will reveal to us how such seeming contradictions are not real contradictions someday. I hope He will. In the meantime, I will just trust that there is no contradiction and hold to both a severely limited and exhaustive view of foreknowledge. Now if you resist this, well, maybe you just don’t have the same respect for Scripture that I do. Maybe you are just trying to put your own limited man centered rationalism above divine revelation. If anything, it seems to me that my view is far more Biblical than either of the other extreme views. It is truly a shame that so many refuse to submit to what the Bible has to say on this issue because they just cannot live with tension in their theology. As for me I will embrace the tension in order to remain perfectly Biblical.