Richard Watson, On Omniscience

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Please click on the attachment to view Richard Watson, On Omniscience, which is an excerpt from his Theological Institutes. This treatment of God’s omniscience contains an important discussion of the concepts of necessity, contingency, and certainty, showing how God’s absolute foreknowledge in no way contradicts genuine contingency resulting from the free choices of human beings and does not necessitate the free acts of human beings. This vindicates the Arminian view of free will against Calvinist claims that God’s foreknowledge demands determinism and that the Arminian view logically leads to open theism even though standard Arminianism holds to God’s absolute and actual foreknowledge of the future as part of his omniscience.
Watson. On Omniscience