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.
How can evil be compatible with the concept of a good God who is actively involved in and ruling this world? How does one find a place for a good God in a world where there are natural disasters? These are the questions that this article attempts to settle by analyzing the teaching on the providence of God.
This article explains why it is impossible to talk about the providence of God without acknowledging his sovereignty.
This article looks at the fulfillment of prophecy, conditional prophecies, the influence of human action and decisions on prophecy, predictions and the providence of God, predictions and unconditional/assurances by God, prophecy and an oath of God, promises and the human response in the covenant, covenant and predictions, and the
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”.