February 5, 2010

The will of God… and rejection.

Filed under: Uncategorized — quotable1988 @ 2:18 pm

What is impossible for us to do is to provide an intellectually satisfying answer to the “why” question. For asking such a question can only call for the answer, “Because God willed it to be so.”  To the subsequent question, “Why did God will it to be so?” there is no further, illuminating answer.  This is one reason that the pattern of divine providence will, in this life at least, always be a mystery.

In dealing with the providence of God, therefore, we are dealing with matters of ultimate significance for which there is no further explanation.  This does not mean that God is arbitrary or capricious in his dealings with the created universe. What it does mean is that the will of God, and the holy and wise reasons that he has for the exercise of that will, are the highest court of appeal (highest in the logical sense). There cannot be a higher court, and so, unsatisfactory though it may be, we must rest content with the ultimate reference to the will of God. – Paul Helm, The Providence of God, found at The Gospel Coalition Blog

Indeed, I am trying to find an answer to the unanswerable.


1 Comment »

  1. Amor Fati, my friend…my life has been so much better with it.

    Hang in there.

    Comment by Talley — February 5, 2010 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

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