Piper, Providence, and Unpacking Forgiveness

Chris —  June 30, 2008

One of the most important doctrinal foundations one must have in order to unpack forgiveness is that of providence. 

Theologians use the word “providence” to describe the truth that God is directly involved in history and is working all things together to accomplish His purposes.  Paul said in Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Providence is a doctrine in which we can rest when we have been harmed by others.  Christians must know that they are not victims.  Like Joseph, we can trust that though others may intend to harm us, God will use it for good.

Read Piper’s post here.

Of course, you must not rest in providence if you are not truly a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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