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THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD

A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED IN REQUIREMENT FOR COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:
THE DOCTRINE OF GOD

BY:
Frank Allen

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
MAY 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………3
WHAT IS THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD……………………………………………… 4
ACTS 2:23……………………………………………………………………………………… 5
ROMANS 8:29-30……………………………………………………………………………… 6
1 PETER 1:2……………………………………………………………………………………. 8
FOREKNOWLEDGE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT…………………………………………... 9
THE PURPOSE OF GOD”S FOREKNOWLEDGE…………………………………………… 10
CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………………………. 11
WORKS CITED……………………………………………………………………………….. 13

INTRODUCTION
Throughout history, the subject of the foreknowledge of God has been one that has produced many controversies. These controversial Scriptural topics are not abnormal by any means, in fact it quite usual for a certain truth provided by the Holy Spirit to wage war with the sinful flesh of men through incongruity. Think about such truths as the means of justification, the two natures of Christ, the virgin birth, baptism, eternal security, the Lord’s Supper, church membership, and church polity. All of these at one time or another have been debated with ferociousness among professing believers in Christ. These doctrines did not keep us from speaking the truth in love on these matters, so why then do we so often avoid dangerous topics such as the foreknowledge of God? Are we scared at the conflict that it will bring about our church? Our responsibility is to speak the truth the Lord has revealed through His Word, which happens to be the goal of this paper.
A.W. Pink states, “There are two things concerning the Foreknowledge of God about which many are in ignorance: the meaning of the term and its Scriptural scope. Because this ignorance is so widespread, it is an easy matter for teachers to palm of perversions of this subject, even upon the people of God.” There is only one way to protect against this ignorance and that...

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