Dr. C.J. Williams is professor of Old Testament studies at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Today he joins the guys in the Jerusalem Chamber to talk about his work in the book The Shadow of Christ in the Book of Job and God’s providence as explained in WCF 5.
This special episode is a Q&A of all things related to chapter five. Thanks for those who sent in questions. Tune in as we discuss:can you help me understand first and second causes better? I think Kyle is right, will you give evidence of how the early church fathers and our Presbyterian founders understood miracles? … More Chapter 5 Q&A
How would you distinguish between God’s general care of his creation and his special care for the church? How do we see God caring for his church in the Old Testament? How do we see God caring for his church in history? Even when the church tries to ruin itself what are some examples of … More Episode 5.7: A Preserving Providence
What defines the people in this paragraph as wicked? Why has God blinded them for their former sins? What happens when the grace of God shines in the heart versus what we read in this paragraph? What gifts are the wicked given? Where do we read about the world, the flesh, and the devil? Tune … More Episode 5.6 A Hardening Providence
Why does God allow his children to be left to seasons of temptation? What does it mean for God to chasten for former sin? What is hidden corruption? Is God’s leaving his children contrary to the Lord’s Prayer? How does God expose the deceitfulness of the heart? What holy ends does God purpose for his … More Episode 5.5: A Punishing Providence
How as pastors have you interacted with the so-called problem of evil? Why do you think the problem of evil has shipwrecked the faith of so many people? How do non-Reformed people try to solve this problem? What is meant by “not by bare permission”? What are the holy ends of God in ordering sin? … More Episode 5.4: The “Problem” of Evil
Do miracles still happen? Joel says “Yes,” Kyle says, “No,” and Nathan only gives a non-committed “Maybe.” What is a miracle? What is a special act of providence? What are biblical examples of God working without, above, and against his ordinary providence? What does this paragraph say to the spirit of the age? Tune in … More Episode 5.3: Miracles and Special Providence
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 … More Episode 5.2: First and Second Causes