I am reading Leslie Weatherhead's collection of sermons on 'The Will of God' from a book of the same title (ISBN: 9 780687 074822 published by Abingdon Press).
He looks at God's will in three ways -
- God's intentional will which he sees as God's ideal purpose,
- God's circumstantial will which he sees as God's will in the circumstances which evil has set up, and
- God's ultimate will which he sees as God's final purpose to bring about his original will overcoming evil completely.
I would really like to know how Weatherhead's views on the will of God compare to contemporary Baptist thought on the same subject - specifically the views of mainstream British Baptists who are part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Are Weatherhead's and British Baptists' views compatible? Are they at odds in certain aspects, and if so which? Are they very different?