The Providence Debate Essay

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The Providence Debate

Barbara J. Best
Theology 350
July 3, 2013

When one defines God’s providence it is referring to the way God governs the world. Does God really sit on His throne and dictate or rule the world? It is not surprising that there is some disagreement in the evangelical world concerning the control of God, His dealing with salvation especially as affected by Jesus and the freewill of mankind. Some theologians think that the three are in contradictory of each other. Are they really in conflict with each other’s or can all three exist in full scriptural belief without doing any injustice to the other two? When one talks about the sovereignty of God the actual word is not used in the bible but He is there
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This means that God is perfect in all respects, possessor of all power, righteousness and holiness. Calvin is proclaiming that God is in control. If it is in the scripture then this is what He meant. Calvinism Important text is Rom 9:6-24.
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