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Does God know the future?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Bible is always completely accurate, including its prophetic content. Consider, for instance, the prophecy that Christ would be born in Bethlehem of Judea, as foretold in Micah 5:2. Micah gave ...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
Deuteronomy 32:39 " See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand."

Isaiah 46:9 " Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,"

Isa 46:10 "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:"

Isa 46:11 "Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it."

April 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Seth3 Seth Freeman
Yes, absolutely. In fact, you don't even need Scripture to know that God knows the future. Philosophically speaking, God is a maximally perfect being, or put another way, God is the greatest possible being. If there was another being greater than God, then that being would be God. God also has no potential. For if God could be greater than He is, then He's not God. 

So the question is simple, which God is greater - the God that knows the future or the God that doesn't know the future. Clearly the God that knows the future is a more powerful God than the being that doesn't know the future. Therefore, if God exists, He necessarily possesses foreknowledge.

April 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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07 batman stare in water John Whittaker
For God there is no "future". God invented (created) time and space. He is not subject to it, He is in control of it. Every moment in our time, be it past or future, God is already there.

Gods wisdom & knowledge are infinite.

June 27 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Data Tony Flores Tony Flores a servant of Jesus Christ
God is the future, just like He is the past and the present. Almight God is the Alpha and Omega. He is in the past and the present and all in between. He knows everything that we can think of and more, because He created all that ever was or is. There is nothing that happens that He does not know about and there is nothing that we can think about that he knows nothing about. He loves us so much that He left Heaven to die for us, so that we can have eternal life and be with Him as Adam and Eve did before the fall. If we know this, why do people doubt Him or not believe him? We are just like one grain of sand in the oceans of the world, yet He knows everything about us and how many hairs we have on our head. I can go on and on for God is endless and the creator of all things seen and unseen. Get to know God, for if you know Jesus Christ, He is one with God and the Holy Spirit.

April 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Steveshearer wp guru 600 Steve Shearer
In a sense, the marking of time is irrelevant to God because He transcends it.

Because of our finite minds, we can only grasp the concept of God’s timeless existence in part. And in so doing, we describe Him as a God without a beginning or end, eternal, infinite, everlasting, etc. Psalm 90:2 declares, “From everlasting to everlasting You are God” (see also Psalm 93:2). He always was and always will be.

Scripture reveals that God lives outside the bounds of time as we know it. Our destiny was planned “before the beginning of time” (2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2) and “before the creation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20).

As so, God DOES know the future - he created all things as well as when they will happen.

Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/God-time.html#ixzz3M7TLTdg0

December 17 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Marvin Reynolds Retired Chaplain U.S. Army Hospital
There is no future with God. Logic will tell you based on the scripture--all of it--that God stands in past, present and future at the same time. He knows if you will reject evil or not at the point you contact him but He will not stop the fact of giving you cause to know that He is God. 

Future is a function of our earth, not God's glory.

September 09 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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