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Does God Predict?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Van, Jun 8, 2024.

  1. Van

    Van Well-Known Member
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    Mar 4, 2011
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    In 1 Peter 1:11 several translations indicate God "predicted" Christ's sufferings. The idea of the translators apparently being God looked into future and told us the future which is known by God.

    The other view of course is that God told us what would occur because God would cause it to occur. This is the biblical view.

    The Greek word "promartyromai "- G4303 is compound and refers to a factual testimony beforehand.. Thus if a person said "I planned to rob him" that would be factual testimony beforehand.

    When God tells us what will occur in the future, He is telling us what He will accomplish in the future, what He will cause to happen, such as the predetermined plan for Christ's suffering and death.

    Too often unstudied believer's buy into "Crystal Ball Theology."