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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Prescience
 
  God’s prescience, from all eternity, being but the seeing everything that ever exists as it is, contingents as contingents, necessary as necessary, can neither work any change in the object by thus seeing it, nor itself be deceived in what it sees.
Henry Hammond.    
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  If certain prescience of uncertain events imply a contradiction, it seems it may be struck out of the omnisciency of God, and leave no blemish behind.
Sir Thomas More.    
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  The whole evolution of times and ages, from everlasting to everlasting, is collectedly and presentifickly represented to God at once, as if all things and actions were at this very instant really present and existent before him.
Sir Thomas More.    
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  Prescience or foreknowledge, considered in order and nature, if we may speak of God after the manner of men, goeth before providence; for God foreknew all things before he had created them, or before they had being to be cared for; and prescience is no other than an infallible foreknowledge.  4
 
  This prescience of God, as it is prescience, is not the cause of anything futurely succeeding; neither doth God’s aforeknowledge impose any necessity, or bind.  5
 
 
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