The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit has a perfect coincidence of will and purpose. They have a covenant of redemption in which they made promises to one another, and in which their different tasks in salvation is distinguished but not separated. This article specifically also looks at the role of the Holy Spirit in the covenant of redemption.
This article features some of the major characteristics of the decree of God, with ample biblical support.
The death of Christ was not accidental. Rather, it was a definite and certain event determined by God in his eternal purpose. The author of this article explains this assertion in detail from Scripture.
The plans of God are always accomplished. God does not simply plan and then leave it to men to dispose. Whatever God plans, man fulfills.
If God is the ultimate cause of all that comes to pass, including evil and sinful things, can he be rightly charged with unrighteousness? This article considers the discussion on how to reconcile the problem of evil with a good God. It explains with some biblical illustrations that though God is the ultimate cause of all things, he is never the efficient cause of evil, and thus is not blameworthy for it.
This article considers the question whether God foreordained evil and suffering.
This article discusses what it means when we say that God has two wills.
This article considers the following question: in view of the so-called double predestination of (1) some to eternal life and (2) others to eternal condemnation, what is the nature of God’s predestination in either case? Shedd says that God’s predestination unto life brings about holiness in a sinner, while his predestination unto sin leaves a person in his sin.
This treatise considers the discussion of the decrees of God between two major groups: those who prefer supralapsarianism and those who opt for infralapsarianism. The author traces this controversy to the struggle between Augustine and Pelagius. There were strong views for and against the two options.