Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875527093
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: R. C. Sproul Library
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,251,162
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1 Hard Providence 1
2 The Invisible Hand 13
3 Providence as Provision 23
4 The Cry Heard 'Round the World 35
5 Everything Is Against Us? 45
6 Providence and Government 55
7 The Visible Hand 65
8 The Mystery of Providence and Concurrence 77
9 Joseph's Technicolor Coat: A Profile of Concurrence 87
10 Primary and Secondary Causes 97
11 Providence and History 107
12 The Intersection of Redemptive and Secular History 117
13 Providence and the Church 129
14 To God Alone the Glory 139
15 Train Wreck 149
16 Providence and the Problem of Evil 159
17 All Things Work for Good 169
18 Providence and Miracles 181
19 Counterfeit Miracles 191
20 Providence and Prayer 201
General Index 211
Scripture Index 219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Biblical answers to life's difficulties

    This book really looks at the biblical doctrine of providence. It is written for a lay person, but not insulting and fluffy. Dr. Sproul does not try to give easy answer for the hard questions. He gives sound biblical answers, even though they can be hard to swallow. The first chapter really sets the tone for the book. God does use temporal punishment for his people as per the first chapter. All the things, both good and bad, are on some level the providence of God. We do have a freedom, but only in as much as God allows. God is sovereign in all things or He is not Sovereign at all. Definitely an opposing to view for those who preach that God only gives good to children and those who believe that God gives us complete control over our choices.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Invisible Hand

    As usual, R C Sproul is superb in his analysis of this topic. He has trmendous insight and uses flawless logic to present his case. This book is for the serious student, as well as new Christians who struggle with the question of why things happen to them.

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