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I have noted a problem with my defense of Calvinism in general and hyper-compatibleism specifically. Most of my apologetics here have the main point that God is shown in the Bible to cause (or ordain, or is behind, or wills) evil. My thought is that this is a pretty dark thing to dwell on.


I would like to dwell on the fact that every good thing that ever happens or was ever created or seen by a human is/was also willed by God. And that it is God who saves all. And that God is sovereign over all creation, eternally.


But this part is not the part that most people have problems with. They don’t like the “God is Sovereign” view because insofar as it pins what they might call the blame for bad stuff on God, it makes God look bad, or so they think. And God is not bad. So they reject it, despite it being biblical.


So that’s the part I find myself defending. Oh well. And another is coming tomorrow.


But to just to dwell on the positive side of the Sovereignty of God how about something from the end of Roman 11. . . .


Who has known the mind of the Lord?

Or who has been His counselor?

Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid?

For from Him and through Him and to Him are ALL things.

To Him be glory for ever. Amen!


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