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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Human Freedom Is Not Divine Smoke and Mirrors
"Throughout church history, the majority of Christians did not consider it an offense to the glory of God to believe that God intentionally limited divine power over people in order for them to exercise genuine human freedom, despite the risk of sin and evil. In fact, divine self-limitation should be viewed as a more holistic expresion of sovereignty, because a greater good occurs than if people are always controlled, as in a divine determinism."--Don Thorsen, Calvin vs Wesley: Bringing Belief in Line with Practice, pp. 39-40.