Divine Providence

[Revised entry by Hugh J. McCann and Daniel M. Johnson on January 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Traditional theism holds that God is the creator of heaven and earth,
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[Revised entry by Hugh J. McCann and Daniel M. Johnson on January 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Traditional theism holds that God is the creator of heaven and earth, and that all that occurs in the universe takes place under Divine Providence - that is, under God's sovereign guidance and control. According to believers, God governs creation as a loving father, working all things for good. Moreover, it is said, God is an absolutely perfect being. He is, first of all, omniscient or all-knowing: he knows of all truths that they are true, and of all falsehoods that they are false, whether they pertain to past, present...

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