A friend called me up today so he could ask a question about something he read on some website. He prefaced the conversation by asking if I believed in the perfect and permissive wills of God. A few years ago I would have said yes. But now I say no. I explained to him that it seems to me that in order for God to have both a perfect will and a permissive will, he’d have to have two wills, which would suggest more than one God. I have the same basic problem with the idea of a perfect and permissive will as I do with the so-called social Trinity.
So my answer put the kibosh on his main question and I never actually got to hear it. I left him with this thought to chew on: What if God perfectly permits? Think on these things.