The Divine and Perfect Knowledge of God (Turretin)

Back in 17th century Europe there was a religious group of people called Socinians. This group originated with the teachings of Lelio Socinus and his nephew Faustus Socinus. The former rubbed shoulders with Reformers such as Henry Bullinger, Philipp Melanchthon, and John Calvin. Lelio Socinus' teachings worried the Reformers because of his habit of always… Continue reading The Divine and Perfect Knowledge of God (Turretin)

History Taken Out Of God’s Hands: Middle Knowledge

Reformed Christian theology teaches that God, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordained everything that comes to pass (Ps. 33:11, Heb. 6:17, etc.; see also WCF 3.1).  In other words, all things come to pass because God decreed them.  He works out everything in… Continue reading History Taken Out Of God’s Hands: Middle Knowledge

Joy and God’s Omniscience

Here’s an excerpt from a daily devotional book containing various writings of James Montgomery Boice.  This is a commentary of sorts on John 21:15, where Peter says to Jesus, You know that I love you!“There is joy in an awareness of God’s omniscience – for two reasons.”“First, God knows the worst about us and loves… Continue reading Joy and God’s Omniscience