Friday, July 24, 2015

Providence and Individual Human Life

"...God controls the course of our individual lives.  That control begins before we are conceived.  God says to Jeremiah:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations - Jer 1:5

Is Jeremiah an exception to the general rule because he is God's prophet, or does God know us all before conception?  If God knew Jeremiah before his conception, then God must have arranged for one particular sperm to reach one particular egg to produce each of Jeremiah's ancestors back to Adam...God's foreknowledge of an individual implies comprehensive control over the human family." - Frame, ST, p153.

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