Re: Natural Theology, Unguided Processes and Apologetics

Peter Vibert (
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 11:02:23 -0400

Paul quotes approvingly Terry who said:

>"So when I say that God is intimately involved in the governing of the
>universe, I mean just that. Intimately. I tell my students that God's
>involvement in the conversion of water into hydrogen and oxygen in a
>hydrolysis reaction is NO LESS than his involvement in the conversion of
>water into wine at the wedding of Cana."

OK - I get the point about providence, concurrence, etc., but I get a
little nervous here at the implication that this is "all God does" in
relation to the created order. God may be NO LESS involved in hydrolysis
than in turning water into wine in Cana, but surely it's a DIFFERENT kind
of involvement?