In accord with the purpose of the eons, which He makes in Christ Jesus, our Lord (Ephesians 3:11).
“Purpose” means that God “made up His mind” concerning the outcome of creation. The ages are unfolding the determination of God. The puny rudder of man’s misnamed “freewill” cannot resist the surging tides of God. Always remember that what we find in the ages is not a possibility, but a purpose. Humanity is not a divine speculation but rather one of God’s investments. God is the God of certainty and not of chance, and He has “made up His mind” and the ages are working out His plan.
Alan Burns (? -1929)
Faith Fellowship (Vol. 60, No. 1)