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. . . and while I was away, my brother in law showed me a book by DA Carson that he thought I might find interesting. He was correct.

I think this DA Carson link (from Chapter 11 “The Mystery of Providence” in the book “How Long O Lord”) is from a different book than the one he showed me, but in it he defines compatibleism in the following way:

      The Bible as a whole, and sometimes in specific texts, presupposes or teaches that both of the following propositions are true: 

1. God is absolutely sovereign, but his sovereignty never functions in such a way that human responsibility is curtailed, minimized, or mitigated.

2. Human beings are morally responsible creatures—they significantly choose, rebel, obey, believe, defy, make decisions, and so forth, and they are rightly held accountable for such actions; but this characteristic never functions so as to make God absolutely contingent. 

And Yes, he gives many Bible References. I like it. And while the Hyper-Compatibleist in me thinks it doesn’t go far enough (see that definition here) I still appreciate seeing the seemingly conflicting double statement posited so precisely.

I hope you had a God-Glorifying Resurrection Sunday.

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