This article shows how the heretical teaching of open theism helps man conceal the idolatry of his soul, since it claims that God has no sanctifying purpose for our experiences of pain and suffering.
This article is introduced with the question, "Does God take risks?" The intention is to answer the basic question whether God changes his mind due to human influence (such as prayer) and therefore whether he absolutely knows the future. Open theism takes as one of its key texts Genesis 18:22-23. The article considers this passage and concludes that here God is condescending to our human weakness and frailty.
What is open theism? Open theism denies that God has ordained the course of events. It therefore minimizes God's sovereignty and appeals to our sinful hearts. Our Christology determines our understanding of God’s relationship to creation. This article elaborates on how the person of Christ and His incarnation helps us to understand who God is.
This article looks at biblical passages, specifically Amos 7, that seem to suggest that God changes His mind. Looking at these passages through the perspective of the immutability of God and His omniscience, this article shows that God does not change His mind, but rather uses language that we can understand. Through this an evaluation of open theism is given.