Re: Gray matters
Sat, 01 Feb 1997 12:47:18 -0500
Jan de Koning wrote:
> God uses "secular" ways to accomplish His purposes, just read @Chron.36:15-21.
> Even unbelieving people (unknowingly) do what He wants them to do. They
> sometimes even get punished for doing His will, since the way they do it is
> sinful. I am sure that all can find more examples in the OT.
You can find examples throught the OT, NT, & the whole history
of the world. Christian doctrines of providence & "just war"
("justifiable war" would be a better term) are just 2 ways in which the
tradition has spoken of God's action through the "ordinary" processes of
nature & human society.