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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of foreknow.


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  • As Dr. James White explains in this video below, for the Arminian, the phrase foreknew in Romans 8: 29, namely "those whom He foreknew He predestined" is translated to mean "those whose actions of faith God foresaw - on the basis of those actions of faith, He predestined" .... reading that boat-load of theology into that verb is a classic example of eisegesis.

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  • What does the word "foreknew" mean in the New Testament?

    Reformation Theology

  • For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

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  • Yet no one can deny that God foreknew what end man was to have before he created him, and consequently foreknew because he so ordained by his decree… God not only foresaw the fall of the first man, and in him the ruin of his descendants, but also meted it out in accordance with his own decision.

    Why I am not a Calvinist « Anglican Samizdat

  • God hath not cast away his people, which he foreknew.

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  • This results in what I've sometimes called the "bored view of God", in which God spends eternity doing what God always knew God would do, with no surprises, no genuine decisions, and in one sense no freedom, since God will presumably always do what God perfectly foreknew God would do.

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  • God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. ...

    Zenit: Fr. Cantalamessa's Gospel Commentary for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • They had been possessed of its finer mysteries as of commonplace knowledge; had been able to read its hieroglyphs as ordinary writing; to them the sights and sounds of night, winter, wind, storm, amid those dense boughs, which had to Grace a touch of the uncanny, and even the supernatural, were simple occurrences whose origin, continuance, and laws they foreknew.

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  • For the Apostle says Romans 8:29: "Whom He foreknew, He also predestined."

    Prescient Election

  • For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

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