- the CHRISTIAN BELIEF that GOD knows the past, present and future in one simple and eternal act of cognition.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
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Foreknowledge — Fore*knowl edge, n. Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience. [1913 Webster] If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault. Milton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
foreknowledge — index expectation, precognition, prognosis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
foreknowledge — (n.) 1530s, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + KNOWLEDGE (Cf. knowledge). Cf. foreknow to know beforehand (late 14c.) … Etymology dictionary
foreknowledge — ► NOUN ▪ awareness of something before it happens or exists … English terms dictionary
foreknowledge — [fôr′näl΄ij, fôr näl′ij] n. knowledge of something before it happens or exists; prescience … English World dictionary
foreknowledge — Paul refers to four stages in God s plan of salvation (Rom. 8:29). First, God had foreknowledge of all the future and so chose the ‘elect’ (cf. Acts 4:28); then he ‘called’, when those chosen became aware of it; then they were ‘justified’ by… … Dictionary of the Bible
foreknowledge — [[t]fɔː(r)nɒ̱lɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If you have foreknowledge of an event or situation, you have some knowledge of it before it actually happens. She has maintained that the General had foreknowledge of the plot … English dictionary
foreknowledge — /fawr nol ij, fohr , fawr nol ij, fohr /, n. knowledge of something before it exists or happens; prescience: Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme? [1525 35; FORE + KNOWLEDGE] Syn. presentiment, premonition; foresightedness. * * * … Universalium
foreknowledge — The ability to predict events before they occur. Traditionally God s foreknowledge, apparently guaranteed by his omniscience, raises severe problems both about the fixedness of the future, and about whether it can co exist with our free will … Philosophy dictionary
foreknowledge — noun (U) formal knowledge that something is going to happen before it actually does (+ of): The senator denied having any foreknowledge of the affair … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
foreknowledge — noun see foreknow … New Collegiate Dictionary