Biblical Support for Molinism


#1

One aspect of Molinism seems to be that God created this world because He has middle knowledge of what could have been. Where is the Scriptural evidence for this? It seems like Scripture makes it clear that God created with a clear intent, therefore God could have middle knowledge, but He knew very well how and why He created without he need to see what ‘could’ have been. Acts 4:28 comes to mind.


#2

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One aspect of Molinism seems to be that God created this world because He has middle knowledge of what could have been. Where is the Scriptural evidence for this? It seems like Scripture makes it clear that God created with a clear intent, therefore God could have middle knowledge, but He knew very well how and why He created without he need to see what 'could' have been. Acts 4:28 comes to mind.

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#3

This would seem to be an example of middle knowledge:

“Woe to you, Chora’zin! woe to you, Beth-sa’ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Caper’na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.” (Matthew 11:21-24)


#4

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