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DocReits May 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Well done, Dr Williams. It is somewhat similar to trying to explain the Trinity, right? How can God be sovereign while allowing us to choose? Tough stuff until you realize, as you said, that God is sooo far above our understanding that He ultimately allows our decisions to accomplish His ultimate Will.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus taught us to pray, “Your Will be done” when we know it will whether we pray or not? He uses us imperfect earthen vessels, in this incredible symbiotic relationship, to somehow accomplish His purposes. It is a mystery.

I enjoyed your article,

DocReits

kevin haney June 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Is Psalm 33:15 and Jeremiah 17:10 included in this article?

Jack Wellman June 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Hello Mr. Haney. Psalm 33:15 and Jer 17:10 are more about God knowing the heart than they are about God sovereignty or providence. Thank you for your comment.

Pat G May 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

I too enjoyed your article, Dr.
Wow that was a tuffy to write I can imagine.
Fine research and logically presented.
We use the word “sovereign” to refer to kings for instance.
There is an earthy providence apparently when we put our trust in man and not God.
I do not pretend to understand God.

Questions Dr.:
Did you find any of the founding fathers to be deists?
If so who?
What did you determine about the beliefs of Thomas Jefferson who took 2 Bibles and after alteration kept what he liked and cut out the rest?
Any believers in true Divine Providence in the purest of Biblical sense?
Have you considered calling the Founding Fathers to be Fathers to us?
The Bible states we have but one Father who is in Heaven.
Personally I think we should drop the Fathers and just keep founders.

I figure we are like the tiniest of ants in comparison to his omnipotence and His attributes.
Come to think of it we probably are even lesser than ants.
At least ants follow directions.
Ever seen them go in a line to and from work?
Unswerving.

I will keep reading.
Thank you for your years of work and service to the Lord.

Pamela Rose Williams May 14, 2015 at 9:29 am

Hi Pat G, Dr. Mike is going to love your questions. You are touching on his second most favorite topic — American History, second only to the Bible. Great questions, I look forward to the answers!

Pat Gantt May 14, 2015 at 10:21 am

Thanks Pamela,

I hope he answers them too.

It’s time we quit idolizing (literally) the “Founding Fathers.”
And of course the g-god [government god].
Forget pursuit of happiness.
Look for the joy in Jesus alone.

If anyone can answer the questions it surely is Dr. Mike 🙂 I respect his years of work both Biblically and Historically.

Jefferson chopped up especially the Book of John that expressed and proved the Divine Jesus, God the Son.

Jefferson and the other deists thought Jesus was just some guy that had some untested moral ideas.
The Creator, three-in-One did not just drop us on the planet and walk away. Biblical Christians are glory bound through Our Savior Jesus Christ alone. Our true home is a far country called Heaven. We are in this world not of this world.

Even yet, Come Jesus Come!

Best,
Pat G.

Nikki W. December 3, 2015 at 11:24 am

Your article was interesting & insightful Dr.Williams. I do have one thing to point out and it’s at the beginning where you say” Second, God is omnipotent or all-powerful: anything that is logically possible, he can do”, this is where I had to stop and say “wait a minute”! GOD doesn’t need LOGIC….it doesn’t have to be logically possible…to man yes. But GOD works the impossible….he can do the illogical….his range supercedes any thought or idea that we COULD EVER HAVE! I just had to point that out. Thanks!

Terry Lursen April 2, 2017 at 6:23 am

This is a good and well written article, thanks for posting.

winston September 4, 2017 at 11:55 am

our article was interesting & insightful Dr.Williams. I do have one thing to point out and it’s at the beginning where you say” Second, God is omnipotent or all-powerful: anything that is logically possible, he can do”, this is where I had to stop and say “wait a minute”! GOD doesn’t need LOGIC….it doesn’t have to be logically possible…to man yes. But GOD works the impossible….he can do the illogical….his range supercedes any thought or idea that we COULD EVER HAVE! I just had to point that out. Thanks!

Read more:in research and philosophy by others.

By accepting that god does things our side of normal science or logic seems to put logic outside the grasp of man. Of course we can say that he is eternality and not in time, therefore it is logical that he does not put his foot into time because it would swallow up all of time and space. god is possible the only person that is outside of time as an personal creator of this loving whole universe. Why should he then abide by the logic, scientific and revolving changing universe but to allow laws and principles of laws intermingled with truth to prevail. Just a thought, stop making out god to be a magical being, transcendent of our concepts of defining reality. we are in the shadow of reality, and he God is the reality. WE face a uphill battle to perfect our nature given to us by his all powerful creative design, when we come to manage it well it seems for the most part we can hear him speak wise and faithful servant.

in kind regard

Jack Wellman September 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Thank you Winston, but I read the article and I don’t think Dr. Williams is saying God is a “magical being.” Why would God work outside of logic. His very name is the Word, “Logos” and is all truth. Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6) and His truth is always logical and without error. Why would God do anything illogical anyway, so since I have known Dr. Williams for a few years now, and he is as theologically solid as they come, I think your comments to him are a bit unfair. Thanks for your comment.





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