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Originally posted March 9, 2009:

For me, this is the quintessential quote on God's sovereignty and evil:

"To put it bluntly, God stands behind evil in such a way that not even evil takes place outside the bounds of his sovereignty, yet the evil is not morally chargeable to him: it is always chargeable to the secondary agents, to secondary causes [i.e., those who actually do it]. On the other hand, God stands behind good in such a way that it not only takes place within the bounds of his sovereignty, but it is always chargeable to him, and only derivatively to secondary agents...If this sound just a bit too convenient for God, my initial response (though there is more to be said) is that according to the Bible this is the only God there is."


I have reminded myself of this quote on numerous occasions as well as referencing it to others. I hope it is helpful to you.



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On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Agnes M McCaffery said:

Only is God is good!

 

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