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What God Knows, part 1 of 3

Divines, for distinction’s sake, ascribe unto God a twofold knowledge; one, intuitive or intellective, whereby he foreknows and sees all things that are possible,—that is, all things that can be done by his almighty power,—without any respect to their future existence, whether they shall come to pass or no. Yea, infinite things, whose actual being eternity shall never behold, are thus open and naked unto him; for was there not strength and power in his hand to have created another world ? Was there not counsel in the storehouse of his wisdom to have created this otherwise, or not to have created it at all? Shall we say that his providence extends itself every way to the utmost of its activity? Or can he not produce innumerable things in the world which now he doth not. Now, all these, and everything else that is feasible to his infinite power, he foresees and knows, by his essential knowledge.

~John Owen

from A Display of Arminianismvolume 10 of Works, page 23

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