Biblically a curse is understood to imply that one is under God’s judgement, and a blessing is to be under God’s favour. This article uses this understanding to evaluate the teaching of generational curses and ancestral sin. The author maintains that there is no ground for such a teaching. Working from Proverbs 26:2, the author shows that manmade curses have no power.
There is probably no point at which the Christian doctrine of God comes more into conflict with contemporary worldviews than in the matter of the providence of God. Providence means that God has not abandoned the world that he created, but rather works within that creation to manage all things according to the “immutable counsel of His own will”.
If God’s providence embraces all things, does it mean that God is responsible for the sins of men? This article shows that God’s providence encompasses the moral acts of sinful men, but God remains pure and holy, and therefore not the author of sin.
This article explains why it is impossible to talk about the providence of God without acknowledging his sovereignty.
Providence describes the biblical teaching that God not only planned his work, but actively works his plan. This article explains how this teaching should shape our attitude when facing unpleasant events.
God not only created the earth, but in his providence he still sustains it. This article explains how.
God's providence is God's work in preserving and governing all his creatures and their actions. God is completely in charge. This article explains the truth of this doctrine and its meaning for Christians.
Creation abounds with cycles. The sun rises, sets, and rises again. Is there anything to learn from these cycles? The author affirms with a resounding Yes. Without Christ, these repetitions of life reveal the emptiness, and fill one with a sense of vanity. However, in Christ one has hope that this repetition will come to an end with our death, and that we will then enter into eternal fellowship with God.
Noticing God's providence in daily life brings blessings to the Christian. This article describes five of these blessings.
Is it possible to truly rejoice always? In this article on Romans 8:28, the author states that Christians can rejoice in both the good and bad things that happen to them. This is so because of God's sovereignty in all things. God's love directs everything He does for His children, and He is present in all circumstances.
Do territorial spirits exist? What about generational spirits and generational curses? How should we think about spiritual warfare? Should believers ever rebuke demons? This article addresses these questions, encouraging the reader to fight spiritual warfare through a life of obedience to God and in dependence on Him through prayer.
In speaking about the providence of God, many Christians are reluctant to speak of secondary causes, since they think this somehow robs God of his glory. Yet this article demonstrates that God uses means to accomplish his purposes, particularly the spread of Christianity in the early church. The author discusses several conditions ideal for such a spread, and they pertain to Judaism, the Roman Empire, Greek philosophy, syncretism, and persecution.
Looking at the motion of the earth, this article shows how God in His providence sustains everything. This work of God calls us to respond with faith in Him.