Bnonn Tennant (the B is silent)

Where a recovering ex-atheist skewers things with a sharp two-edged sword

Constructive criticism of The Unseen Realm #4: predestination and foreknowledge

In which I offer a friendly critique of some elements of Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm—in this instance, his comments in chapter 9 on how God foreknows without predestining.

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Why are some not drawn?

A cautious response to a difficult question.

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #4: why evangelize if everything is predestined?

In which I clear up a natural but very mistaken confusion.

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Has God predestined most people to hell?

Does the Bible imply that God is more glorified in his wrath and justice than his love and mercy?

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #3: double predestination makes God a moral monster

In which I defend the most despised doctrine in Christianity.

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Thorny problems with Calvinism #2: the unfairness of election

In which I ask how a God who decides to save only some people can be worthy of worship.

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Why do some people exercise faith and others not?

In a synergistic framework, what is the explanation for some people responding affirmatively to prevenient grace, while others do not? If it is because of the grace they receive, then God shows partiality; if it is because of their character, then they have reason to boast; if it is neither, then salvation is down to luck.

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