God. Humans lack omniscience and our
pursuits are often tainted by selfishness. With regard to stem cell research,
this suggests the need to be cautious in pursuing the promise of this research
and to strive to anticipate and minimize
an emptying of Gods omniscience . But God is ready for the future, being
able to bring about the eschatological fulfillment even if by way of contingent
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science a kind of omniscience that we do not in fact have.
Or, to refine it a bit: playing God means we confuse
the knowledge we do have with the wisdom to decide how to use
it. Frequently lacking this wisdom, we falsely
the limitation on Gods
omniscience provides the world with an open future. Gods self-limitation
allows God to be present within the world without destroying it. Moltmann
believes this model is the most inclusive of the five.
through the atemporal omniscience of Gods action and b)
executes its purpose by being the particular primary cause behind secondary
causes, and yet allegedly c) still
allows creatures their freedom. (see neo-Thomist views of divine