• How many wills does God have? Question and Answer

    2 Peter 3:9

    When we talk about the will of God, it gets complicated because the New Testament uses two different Greek words that are translated by the English word “will.” It would be nice if you could know which will of God a text is speaking about based on which Greek word it uses. Unfortunately, those two words are often used interchangeably, so that doesn’t help. From the context of Scripture, however, we do distinguish among several words with respect to the will of God. For example, we speak of His sovereign, efficacious will. We define this will as that which comes … View Resource

  • How can I discern the will of God? Question and Answer

    You can read Sinclair Ferguson’s book on that topic, Discovering God’s Will. It’s an interesting fact that problems relating to finding out God’s will is a very twentieth and twenty-first-century problem. If you went back into the seventeenth or the sixteenth century and looked at their sermons and books, they were not preoccupied with knowing God’s will. The answer to those in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was that once you knew and understood Scripture, you would be able to discover 99% of the answers to the question, “What does God want me to do here?” This is because the … View Resource