In private, in the back halls of TOL......
Lonster expressed an interest in discussing the settled view vs. open view theologies. Not being a theologian quickly put me at a disadvantage, yet as many of you know this is my favorite topic on TOL so I quickly agreed to such a conversation.
Lonster, seems to be a really neat guy, although I admit I am not too familiar with his views on this topic. I guess in a way that will make this discussion that much more fun because it will allow me to get to know a TOL member that I don't really know very well.
We agreed in private that we would keep this discussion light and friendly, I even agreed to keep my dogma in the kennel!
My only request from Lonster is that we discuss what we believe to be true and not defend positions that others believe but we don't believe ourself.
So where do we start?
Well... I will start by saying I believe God is sovereign. In fact, I believe that God is so sovereign that He has control over His own sovereignty. God can delegate authority. God can give away power if He so chooses. God is sovereign and therefore God has control over His own faculties and power.
Lonster, do you believe that God has complete control over His sovereignty?