What Does God Write in his Franklin Planner? The Paradoxes of Providence, Prophecy, and Petitionary Prayer Traditional theism claims that God is provident. This means that God is the supreme governor and ruler of the universe. Everything is planned out, and nothing contravenes his will. Furthermore, everything is planned out for the best. How should Mormons think about divine providence? In this paper, I explore some of the problems with reconciling the doctrine of divine providence with the robust view of human freedom traditionally advocated by Mormons.
R. Dennis Potter, Brian Birch