Monday, December 30, 2013

Tillich, 1948. Chapter 12, "The Meaning of Providence"

Chapter 12, “The Meaning of Providence” pp. 104-107

Romans 8:38-39

Few concepts are more important in Christian living than God’s providence. When we misunderstand God’s providence we become disillusioned. Reality in our world tries to speak against God’s power, wisdom and goodness.

In Romans 8 and elsewhere God has made very specific promises. Though our world is full of evil, even death, we cannot be separated from God’s love. The final goal is God’s kingdom. All things work toward that goal. Every situation has a redemptive element. Jesus is the Lord who will bring his people to eternal life. This is God’s providence.

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