Understanding what God wants is an important part of practical theology.
, some assert the Law of Christ
, a supersessionist
view that Jesus
" superseded Jewish law. Leslie Weatherhead
says that the will of God
falls into three distinct categories; intentional, circumstantial, and ultimate. God intends for people to follow his guidelines and do the right thing; God set the laws of physics and chemistry into play, and those circumstances will sometimes cause difficulties. That does not mean we should not struggle against circumstances to create God's ultimate will, a peaceful world dominated by love and compassion.