Irrefutable Proof of God’s Providence

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:31-35).

An unanswerable question makes an irrefutable argument.

Job learned this from Jehovah’s barrage of unanswerable questions in Job 38-39: “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?…Who shut in the sea with doors when it burst forth and issued from the womb?…Have you commanded the morning since your days began?…Have you entered the springs of the sea?…Have the gates of death been revealed to you?…Have you entered the treasury of the snow?…Can you bind the cluster of Pleiades or loose the belt of Orion?…Can you send out lightnings?…Can you number the clouds? (Job 38:4, 8, 12, 16, 17, 22, 31, 35, 37).

At the end of Romans 8, God takes the same approach with the apostle Paul’s pen. To demonstrate the fact and trustworthiness of God’s providence, He asks: If God is for us, who can be against us?…Since God has already given His Son, will He not also freely give us all things?…Who can successfully bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?…Who can successfully condemn a Christian?…Who or what can separate us from Christ’s love?

God’s providence is real.

God’s providence is completely trustworthy.

Proof of God’s providence is irrefutable and unquestionable.

   Send article as PDF   

Author: jchowning

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *