“our genetic make-up interacts with our environment, in just the way that God designed, so that we grow. we don’t just “unfold.” we are not just privileged to create certain artifacts, like whatever story we are writing. we are also privileged to cooperate with God’s Spirit in creating the person we are becoming. we are, in part, writers of our own story. the exhaustive sovereignty of God over all things, including every aspect of the future, is undeniable. but it makes no sense to ask what percentage of this scene in the play was “shakespeare” and what percentage was “hamlet.” every option that adds up to 100 percent is incoherent. the scene is 100 percent shakespeare and 100 percent hamlet. so the sovereignty of God extends over an interactive process, one in which the genetic you is choosing, and another you is becoming.”

— douglas wilson, wordsmithy


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