Friday, November 11, 2011

Does Providence Exist

If I am suddenly in the mood for coffee, and I decide to check out a coffee shop that I've never visited instead of settling for a home brew, and upon arriving I get into a discussion about the gospel, and God grants that person repentance and faith in Christ; Should the person say, "God better be glad you had a interest in coffee tonight, because it was purely your hunch to come, and purely God's fortunate turn of events, so there is no point in crediting God for the crossing of our paths. God gave a general call to evangelize, but all the specifics should not be counted as God's providence."
Arminians either do not have a doctrine of Providence, or else it is extremely bizarre, and can ultimately be distilled as "Man's Providence for God."