The Paradox of Providence

Jun 18, 2018

From the Series: Joseph: God and Human Suffering

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The climactic scene of the Joseph story delivers the narrative punchline: "What man intended for evil, God intended for good." But what does that actually mean? Is God the author & originator of evil? Or does God just respond to evil perfectly, even as he deals with causes outside his control? Do our choices even matter if God is truly sovereign? How can man be held responsible and accountable if God has already ordained everything that happens? How does believing in God's sovereignty comfort us but not breed a fatalistic worldview? In the story of Joseph, three biblical paradox's emerge that answer humanity's most pressing questions on one of the most deeply profound doctrines... The doctrine of God's providence.

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