Tuesday, May 01, 2012

God's Purposes and the Wickedness of Men

Acts 2: 23:  This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (NIV 1984)

Stott observes that Peter attributes Jesus' death "simultaneously to the purpose of God and the wickedness of men."  Thus, "human evil and divine providence were not incompatible with each other.  God forwards his purposes even through the wickedness of men."  (TTBTTY, page 300)

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