God’s Knowledge and Necessity Part 5: Calvinism v. Molinism

Recently, I have been studying the topic of Molinism, which some view as an alternative to the classical Reformed understanding of “Compatibilism.” While studying this topic, I contacted a philosopher that has debated this issue in favor of the Molinist view-point and we agreed that the following is not valid: p1: Necessarily (if God foreknows…

God’s Knowledge and Necessity Part 2

As noted in the previous post, if God perfectly foreknows that “X” will “S,” then, the outcome of “S” in certain in advance, because God is omniscient and knows nothing falsely. However, this does not mean that “S” will come about necessarily. John Calvin touched on this subject in his famed work, “The Institutes of…