Re: Randomness

From: Preston Garrison (
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 18:45:38 EDT

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    >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.

    It would appear that one particular "act of the apostles" has relevance here:

    001:023 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was
              surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

    001:024 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the
              hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

    001:025 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from
              which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own

    001:026 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon
              Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

    So, were they wrong to do this?

    Preston G.


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