The 1689 on Providence (5.1-2)


This is the first episode Jimmy and Joe have recorded since Joe got back from South Africa. So they guys catch up and Jimmy presses Joe on why he was in a South African police station. Then they jump into chapter 5, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the 1689 Confession on God's Providence. If divine providence is "God's ordering all outcomes and events of things, after the counsel of his will, to his own glory" (Watson), what does this mean for the ideas of chance, determinism, and God's responsibility over sin? And for the 10% of you who don't like it, you can skip the banter and get straight to the topic at the 6:28 mark.


The Providence of God by Thomas Watson (online)
Behind a Frowning Providence by John Murray (free PDF download)

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