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  • Internal - Inside of; within

  • External - Outside of; without

  • Providence - God's caring for, upholding of, and ruling over all things

  • Redemption - God's plan and purchase for the salvation of His children

  • Is God's decree revealed to us? What is revealed to us? What is meant by God's secret and revealed wills?


    For to do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be done.

    - Acts 4:28

    In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to t he purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.

    - Ephesians 1:11

    But our God is in the heavens; He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.

    - Psalm 115:3

    My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.

    - Isaiah 46:10b


    God's decree is an internal work of God (His purpose and plan) regarding His external works (His creation, providence, and redemption).

    God's works, both internal (within God) and external (outside of God) can be pictured as follows:

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