Providence and Common Grace

Sunday, 01 Sep 2002

God has revealed everything we need to know, but not everything we might like to know.
Providence."In our culture, when we hear this word, we probably think first of Rhode Island or the TV show based on it. At one time, however, the word bore so much heavy freight that towns like the one in Rhode Island were named after this doctrine. Roger Williams, the Calvinistic Baptist who helped found the colony, certainly had God in mind. During the Reformation, in the sixteenth century, the doctrine of providence received renewed attention as the reformers recovered the belief that God usually works in quite ordinary ways-through natural or "secondary" causes-to ...

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