Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Sovereignty Of God

Keeping in pace with my last post, I thought this short article was pretty compelling concerning the work of God's sovereignty in converting the soul. Consider John 6:44. "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day."


I'm not sure who wrote the introduction below, but there's not much I can add to it.

"God's sovereignty simply refers to the fact that all things are under His rule and control, and that nothing happens in this Universe without His direction or permission. He is a God Who works, not just some things, but all things after the counsel of His own will (see Eph. 1:11). God's purpose is all- inclusive and is never thwarted (see Isa. 46:11). Nothing Takes Him by Surprise."

"It is not merely that God has the power and right to govern all things but that He does so always and without exception." - John Piper

· God is sovereign over the entire universe: Ps 103:19; Rom 8:28; Eph 1:11


· God is sovereign over all of nature: Ps 135:6-7; Mt 5:45; 6:25-30


· God is sovereign over angels & Satan: Ps 103:20-21; Job 1:12


· God is sovereign over nations: Ps 47:7-9; Dan 2:20-21; 4:34-35


· God is sovereign over human beings: 1 Sam 2:6-7; Gal 1:15-16


· God is sovereign over animals: Ps 104:21-30; 1 Ki 17:4-6


· God is sovereign over "accidents": Pr 16:33; Jon 1:7; Mt 10:29


· God is sovereign over free acts of men: Ex 3:21; 12:25-36; Ez 7:27


· God is sovereign over sinful acts of men and Satan: 2 Sam 24:1; 1 Chr 21:1; Gen 45:5; 50:20

2 comments:

Wayne Dawg said...

Amen!

Great post Robert

Robert Tewart said...

Thanks Wayne, Isn't it cool how irrefutable God's word is?