“…But having given us real freedom, he and we are stuck with the consequences. Our choices are real, and they have real consequences for ourselves and for those around us. If God is serious about our freedom, he must abide by the choices we make.”
The existential explained by “being” allows such a conclusion without destroying sovereignty
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“God launched a complex, multi-generational rescue operation, one that is still going on today.” Hear! Hear!
The story of Matthew 2:13-18 is an outstanding example of midrash, which works to connect the birth of Jesus with the birth of Moses, Ex 1:8 — Ex 2:10, and to point his importance as a prophet.