Unformatted text preview: already planned out by a creator. J.R. Lucas perhaps offers the best answer to how divine providence can make sense in our perception of God. Lucas suggests that God has mearly created a blueprint for what is going to happen. There is no set means for how humanity is going to arrive at the finished product but just the fact that eventually everything will work out to match God’s plan. God is like a builder who along the way to finishing his “house” he can change his mind about how certain parts of his creation are built. The workers actually building the house, humanity, make mistakes and God has to adjust his plan to accommodate them. Perhaps, these interventions or changes in God’s plan could be seen as the “miracles” that are also addressed in the reading....
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