Though some Christians claim that the entire concept of God's sovereignty is little more than the irreverent invention of John Calvin and Reformed Theology, the claim does not hold water. The sovereignty of God is, in reality, central to theism itself (whether Christian or otherwise).
This only makes sense because if there is anything over which God is not in control then God is not sovereign. And a god who is not in sovereign control of all things, whether those things be in time or eternity, is a god who is not God.
Therefore everything that happens must happen under the umbrella of God's sovereignty including the eternal destinies of human beings. Of course, some argue against this in favor of man's free will. But if we say that the sovereignty of God is in anyway checked by man aren't we making man sovereign?
Admittedly these are deep waters with few easy answers. And, regardless of one's view on the sovereignty of God we all must admit that there is great mystery here and many things that we ought not pry into to satisfy our sinful curiosity.
Nevertheless, there are many things that God has told us about His sovereignty in the Bible. And we should humbly and prayerfully take the time to examine these things.
So start the examination process right now by listening to class 3 of “Know Your Confession.”
In this installment we discuss chapter 3 of the Westminster Confession of Faith – “Of God’s Eternal Decree”
"Most Christians salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man."
Just try discussing the Sovereignty of God. This is a topic that has been and remains a very controversial area for many Christians. Why is this? R.C. Sproul provides an insightful answer, "Most Christians salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man."
Rev. R Crabtree
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