The Magi and an Arbitrary Massacre by Greg Boyd

by Charles Cherry

A paragraph from Greg's article about the inscrutable will of God:

"I submit to you that, while every contingent event in history is ultimately inscrutable, God’s will and character are not. God revealed his will and character in Jesus Christ, and he did so unambiguously. Jesus is the exact representation of God’s very essence (Heb. 1:3). “If you see me, you see the Father” (Jn 14:9). Jesus never went around slaughtering toddlers and tormenting parents, so we have no reason to think God goes around doing this. The unanswerable nature of the question “why?” is thus not a question that we should attach to God’s will and character. It’s a question we should rather attach to the virtually infinite complexity of a creation that is populated with good and evil human and angelic free agents."


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