We now turn to investigate whether the open theist construal of the divine sovereignty-omniscience and human freedom relationship has any logical bearing on the doctrine of Scripture. Is the openness proposal able to uphold a high view of Scripture or will it undermine it? Given the openness proposal of God’s relation to the world, does it have any bearing on what we may or may not affirm about Scripture? It is to these questions that we now turn and I will attempt to address these questions in two steps. First, I want to think through the open theist’s view of the divine sovereignty-freedom relationship as it relates to the doctrine of inspiration. Second, I want to investigate the openness proposal regarding divine omniscience in relation to the subject of predictive prophecy.
1. Divine Sovereignty, Human Freedom, and the Concursive Theory of Inspiration