The Hapless Healing Of Hezekiah (Isaiah 38-39)

Isaiah 38-39 – And When I Die, And When I’m Dead, Dead And Gone, There’ll Be One Child Born To Be Carried Off

Hezekiah is healed and granted an additional fifteen years to live, leading to the birth of wicked Manasseh, who is carried off captive to Assyria.

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“That’s clearly not true in this case. God foreknew Hezekiah’s imminent death, but responding to prayer, He foreknew a different time of death. God remained sovereign; Hezekiah exercised free will. In this case (and there are others) God’s foreknowledge did not determine the outcome. Hey, if everything is predetermined, why pray at all?”

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