Episode 5.2: First and Second Causes


What do we mean when we say God is the first cause? What does immutable and infallible mean in God’s providential care? Is God the cause of evil? Is evil part of God’s providential design? What is a necessary cause? A free cause? A contingent cause? What encouragement can be given to those who facing frowning providence? How bold should we be with this truth in the midst of suffering? These are some of the questions we discuss in this week’s episode. Join Joel, Shawn, Nathan, and Kyle as they discuss WCF 5.2:

Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.

For More Resources on Today’s Topic Check These Out…

The Providence of God by GK Berkouwer

Divine Providence by Stephen Charnock

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel

The Providence of God by Paul Helm

The Secret Providence of God by Paul Helm

Behind a Frowning Providence by John J Murray

Jehovah-Jireh: A Treatise on Providence by William Plumer

Providence Handled Practically by Obadiah Sedgwick

What is Providence? by Derek Thomas

On Providence by Ulrich Zwingli

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