What is the decree of God? Why does the Confession relate the decree to the wisdom and holiness of God? Is God the author of sin? Does God’s decree mean we are all puppets? What’s the difference between God’s decree and fatalism? What comfort can a believer have that God has decreed all things? These are a few of the questions we address in today’s episode. Join Nathan, Joel, Shawn, and Kyle as they sit down to discuss Westminster Confession of Faith 3.1:
God from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.
For More Resources On Today’s Topic Check These Books Out:
Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof
Christ and the Decree by Richard Muller
Divine Will and Human Choice by Richard Muller
The Death of Christ by John Owen (volume 10 of Works)
“Some Thoughts on Predestination” by BB Warfield