In All Things “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.”Romans 8:28
Does everything happen for a reason? Is every little thing that happens to us the result of a grand cosmic scheme under God’s exacting, surgical control? Is every circumstance we face the direct result of God’s precise machinations and careful constraints?
Reformed authors will argue that “God always controls everything” based on verses like Ephesians 1:11, which says, “In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will…” In fact, some go so far as to claim that ““The Bible sweepingly says that everything human beings do is, in the end, the will of God.”
While I would strongly affirm that God is the sovereign ruler of the universe and that a great day is coming when God will put all things to rights, I would disagree... > read more