Posted 2/23/2021 09:05 (#8852735 - in reply to #8852573) Subject: RE: God's plans?
The ? is how does God use mans free will? The below is an excerpt from the 1689 baptist confession.
The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave for a season his own children to manifold
temptations and the corruptions of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them
the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled; and to raise them to a
more close and constant dependence for their support upon himself; and to make them more watchful against all
future occasions of sin, and for other just and holy ends. So that whatsoever befalls any of his elect is by his
appointment, for his glory, and their good.
( 2 Chronicles 32:25, 26, 31; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Romans 8:28 )