History – Is it leading anywhere?

History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.

Edward Gibbon

Which would mean life is meaningless in any ultimate sense.

History is linear means that the actions of p e o p l e – as confusing and chaotic as they appear-are nonetheless part of a meaningful sequence that has a beginning, a middle and an end. History is not reversible, not repeatable, not cyclic; history is not meaningless. Rather, history is teleological, going somewhere, directed toward a known end. The God who
knows the end from the beginning is aware of and sovereign over the progress actions of mankind.

James Sire, Universe Next Door, p.41


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