As it turns-out: in several conceivable ways.
Excerpted from The Mormon Concept of God - A philosophical analysis, by Blake Ostler:
How then do those who believe God's foreknowledge is limited explain
biblical prophecy and faith in God's certain triumph over evil?
ensure triumph over evil though the future is not absolutely foreknown
because he is like a master chess player. Even though he does not know
exactly which moves free persons will make, he knows all possible moves
that can be made and that he can meet any such moves and eventually win
God may lose some pieces during the games, just as some
persons may freely choose to reject God and thwart his plans so far as
they are concerned individually, but God can guarantee ultimate victory...
God can ensure ultimate victory and the realization of all of
his purposes not because of his omniscience, but because of his almighty
These features of God's knowledge ensure that God knows all
possibilities and future events which are now certain given causal
implications ... This view also allows for free
choices among genuinely open alternatives ... These
provisions suggest that God knows all possible avenues of choices... and, coupled with God's maximal power, entail
that God's plans and declarations of future events will be realized...
Thus a complete picture of God's providence is
possible even though God does not have infallible and complete
Nevertheless, can limited foreknowledge be squared with scriptural
predictions of the future? I will argue that: (a) scripture is
consistent with limited foreknowledge, and (b) a number of scriptures
require limited foreknowledge. There are several different types of
prophecy, each of which is consistent with God's limited foreknowledge:
1. Predictions about what God will bring about through his own power regardless of human decisions
God can clearly predict his own actions and promises regardless of
human decisions. If human cooperation is not involved, then God can
unilaterally guarantee the occurrence of a particular event and predict
it ahead of time.
For example, God can guarantee that his plan will be
fulfilled because he will intervene to bring it about. Thus God can show
prophets a panoramic vision of his plan from beginning to end. God can
declare that he knows the beginning from the end in terms of his plan
and what he will bring about himself...
However, the fact that God's plan will be carried out does not mean
that he has to know each individual's free actions beforehand...
2. Conditional prophecies. Numerous prophecies express what God will do if
certain conditions obtain
For example, several prophecies are
predictions as to what will happen if human beings behave in one way
rather than another... Conditional prophecies do not require absolute foreknowledge because
God waits upon conditions to occur before a course of action is finally
decided. Indeed, conditional prophecies are incomprehensible if God has
complete foreknowledge. There would be no "ifs," only absolutes.
3. Prophecies of Inevitable Consequences of Factors Already Present
Since God's knowledge of present conditions is complete, it follows
that he knows all things that are inevitable as a causal result of
present conditions. He also knows the probability of any future event
based on current conditions. For example, a skilled physician can
predict the death of certain individuals because the causes of that
death are already present. Similarly, God can predict future events that
are causally implicated by present circumstances or otherwise
4. Absolute Election of Nations and Conditional Election of Individuals
A number of passages in the New Testament speak of God's foreknowledge
in the context of election or foreordination...
For example, Ephesians 1:11 discusses God's foreordination of persons,
"in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined (prooristhentes) according to the purpose (prothesin) of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will (kata ten boulen tou thelmatos autou)."
This passage does not speak about what persons do to earn election;
rather, it focuses exclusively on God's decision to choose a certain
group of persons.
Now if individual persons were "predestined" or
"elected" to salvation on the basis of God's own counsel alone, then
free will would play no role in individual salvation. God would
arbitrarily damn some and leave others to damnation for no act of their
However, passages speaking about God's election do not address
individual election; rather, they speak of the corporate election of
Israel, or the church, or of God's people as a whole...
Thus election is not a reward for an individual exercise of free will
but a divine decision unilaterally made to elect a group of people as
his "chosen" or "promised" people. Although the election is certain, the
promises made to any individual member of the elect group are
conditional upon faithfulness to God. Such corporate election is not
inconsistent with individual free will.
By Blake Ostler: