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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejoe View Post
    Well...that's what I thought...

    I'm still in the process of forming this argument...so bear with me.

    How is it NOT deterministic whether God actively wills something or passively wills something? God knowing it was going to happen and allowing it is the very essence of "the Problem with evil" argument.
    I don't see open theism as a legitimate way around it, so I suspect I'm not going to be able to help you further. I had forgotten you espoused open theism, which regards even Arminianism as deterministic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    I don't see open theism as a legitimate way around it, so I suspect I'm not going to be able to help you further. I had forgotten you espoused open theism, which regards even Arminianism as deterministic.
    Yeah...and most of the people in my church would fall into the spectrum of Arminianism. The more I study it, I find it increasingly difficult to answer the problem of Evil adequately with OUT Open Theism. So, I have to word it carefully to not stray (at least to far) into O.T. Ascribing evil acts to anyone other than evil humans or evil demonic forces implicates God at least as an accessory IMO.
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