Rest… In the Algorithm
Truly, Omnipotence is not in conflict with Free Will, when Wisdom is involved.
The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
I want to attempt to help the Christian wrap their mind around the fact that even though they have free will… God is still in control. This seems to be a major quandary for many, and it is a continual hot topic of debate amongst the brethren (Arminians vs Calvinists for example), and also Christians vs non-Christians. But, I think that I can help with a simple illustration.
Below is an algorithm. An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing an end. God has, in a sense, kinda set up reality like an algorithm. Regardless of the free choices we make, it will all turn out as He plans. Try…
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