Lesson 11: The Doctrine of God: The Work of Providence


Read Know the Truth: Chapter 8: The Work of Providence (Pages 107-112)

Questions for Discussion

1. What is meant by the providence of God? What biblical basis is there for this notion? Explore the implications of a belief in providence for daily living.

2. Discuss the propriety of the distinction between God’s directive and permissive will.

3. What is the ‘problem of evil’, and what are the insights for responding to this problem which derive from (a) the fall of humankind, (b) the incarnation, (c) the cross, (d) the return of Christ?

4. What would you try to say in reply to someone who asks, ‘Why are my prayers for healing from cancer not answered?’ or, ‘Why did God allow my mother to be killed in the road accident?’

Milne, Bruce (2012-11-28). Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief (p. 112). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Scripture Reading, Scripture Memory and Catechism

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