The counterfactuals of creaturely freedom which confront Him are outside His control. [God] has to play with the hand He has been dealt.” —W. L. Craig

“Who is this who darkens counsel with words without knowledge? (3) Get ready for a difficult task like a man; I will question you and you will inform me! (4) “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you possess understanding! (5) Who set its measurements–if you know– or who stretched a measuring line across it? (6) On what were its bases set, or who laid its cornerstone– (7) when the morning stars sang in chorus, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (8) “Who shut up the sea with doors when it burst forth, coming out of the womb, (9) when I made the storm clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, (10) when I prescribed its limits, and set in place its bolts and doors, (11) when I said, ‘To here you may come and no farther, here your proud waves will be confined’? (12) Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, or made the dawn know its place, (13) that it might seize the corners of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it? (14) The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features are dyed like a garment. (15) Then from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm raised in violence is broken. (16) Have you gone to the springs that fill the sea, or walked about in the recesses of the deep? (17) Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of deepest darkness? (18) Have you considered the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know it all!” (Job 38:2–18).

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