Friday, November 9, 2012
Dr. David Plaster was my theology professor at Grace Seminary and is perhaps the greatest man I ever knew. It was in his Theology class that I heard that airplanes hit the Twin Tower in New York City. Dr. Plaster later cautioned his students to not use "theodicies," an attempt to explain God's purpose when He allows an evil event to occur. Sadly, Dr. Plaster died a few years ago of a brain fever after returning from a visit to the Central African Republic. If were he alive today my guess is he would tell us, "Yes, evil triumphed in the 2012 election. Since we don't know the mind of God, it is fruitless to try to assign a reason to it. This, however, gives us a reason to proclaim Christ. Get to work!"