I’ve always considered the question of proving God’s guidance as a two sided coin.
On one side, the science side, the coin is blank. Is God there? Who knows. Maybe his image
is in invisible ink. Maybe his image is microscopic… very difficult to see, but theoretically still
On the other side of the coin is the “proof” that I use when discussing God-Guided evolution with
fellow Christians: this side is Theology.
Theology tells me (and I confess, I’m just one person)… that God has only two basic approaches when engaging in the Universe:
Theoretically speaking, he can he can organize all of creation down to the photon, at the very instant of Creation, and run it all down to every iota, wrapping natural lawful activity around each and every person with Free Will. With omniscience, God knows what the free decisions will be, and prepares “tangles” of natural law to “receive” the free will choice/action … and continue the unwinding of the Universe all the way to the End of Days.
God can entangle the whole universe with lawful natural processes, leaving gaps or spaces for freewill
leaving gaps and spaces for his miraculous activity.
So the question I want to ask you @swamidass is, why would any devoted Christian think God doesn’t plan it all? There is a stance that can be adopted that doesn’t interfere with Freewill. There is a stance that doesn’t interfere with God’s miraculous activities.
But why would someone say: “and then there’s all this other natural lawful activity that God doesn’t even pay attention to”.
What kind of sense is that?