Re: Natural Evil

From: Jim Armstrong <jarmstro@qwest.net>
Date: Thu Sep 30 2004 - 19:40:34 EDT

Just for sake of discussion - if God has that level of knowledge and
understanding and control, why do you think he did not just go directly
for the bottom line in Creation instead of putting a time-constrained
process-oriented creation in place? JimA

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>With the omniscient God there is no such thing as "dumb luck". No volcano
>erupted in the Garden because God knew what he was doing. To Him natural
>processes are predictable so that, for example, he could have the wind
>blow at the right time and with the right velocity to roll back the waters
>of the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross on dry ground. We are
>confident that when we pray, if it is God's will, he can keep natural
>disasters away from us without changing the laws of physics even though
>such events happen at other times and places.
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>Gordon Brown
>Department of Mathematics
>University of Colorado
>Boulder, CO 80309-0395
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