The doctrine of creation deals with origins. Where did we come from? How did the universe and life come into existence? The doctrine of providence picks up where creation ends. It is concerned with God’s management of the universe. How involved is God in the affairs of life? Especially my life? This article will look at these two related doctrines. Doctrines that can be quite controversial.
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The question of how the universe came into existence is a debate that divides the world and the church today. On one side are those who will claim that it is the product of an intentional creator. While on the other side are those who deny a creator and argue for some form of as-yet unknown natural process.
Which camp you find yourself in is largely a product of your belief, or lack of belief, in God. If you deny the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient God, then there could have been no creator involved in the origin of the…