Jan de Koning wrote:
> At 01:20 PM 20/02/02 -0500, george murphy wrote:
> >gordon brown wrote:
> > > If God is sovereign, whatever happens is intelligently designed, no matter
> > > how directly or
> > > indirectly God is involved.
> > Yes. But if God limits divine action (i.e., does not make full
> > use of
> >sovereignty) to what can be accomplished through natural processes, then
> >things may not be _optimally_ designed. & it may even be that - within this
> >constraint - it will not be possible to design things to accomplish some goal.
> I don't think that God limits His actions, and who are we to say that God
> did not design optimally....Who are we to judge if God is intelligent? For
> me talking about God's "intelligence" sounds like blasphemy.
Clearly God did limit his actions in the Incarnation - e.g., Mt.26:53-54.
The question then is whether this was simply a temporary expedient or a revelation
of the character of God. I think that it was the latter.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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