I would not use such a method myself, although people in Biblical times don't
seem to have shared our reservations. Witness the selection of Matthias in
Acts, for example.
However the point I was trying to make, and I believe was the point of the
proverbialist, is that even events that are random, like drawing lots, are
under God's sovereign control.
Walter Hicks wrote:
> Jonathan Clarke wrote:
> > Hi Walter
> > You wrote in part:
> > > I've seen that before (on an ASA website) and I think that it is a bit
> > > scary. If I take you literally, I should just toss a coin for my
> > > decisions knowing that nothing is random and God is in charge of the
> > > outcome of the coin flip.
> > >
> > > No Thanks :)
> > >
> > Why do you find this scary? I find it a great source of reassurance and
> > comfort in the greatness and sovereignty of God.
> I just find it to be overly presumptuous to think that God would answer
> my prayers or questions by communicating via the toss of a coin. If you
> make your decisions that way, perhaps you could give some examples of
> how well it has worked for you.
> Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
> In any consistent theory, there must
> exist true but not provable statements.
> (Godel's Theorem)
> You can only find the truth with logic
> If you have already found the truth
> without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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