Rest… In the Algorithm

Truly, Omnipotence is not in conflict with Free Will, when Wisdom is involved.


Proverbs 16:9
The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 19:21
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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