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God's Decrees and Man's Freedom

The decrees of God, we have observed, may be thought of as many, if we look at them from the point of view of their execution in the infinitely varied course of God's dealings with the world that He has made; but it is a still profounder truth to say that they are all really one decree, one eternal purpose or plan.

How much is embraced in that eternal purpose of God?

The true answer to that question is very simple. The true answer is 'Everything'. Everything that happens is embraced in the eternal purpose of God; nothing at all happens outside of His eternal plan.