More About ‘Sovereignty’

“Mine!” – Jesus Christ

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

There is not a square inch in the whole domain of human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: “Mine!” – Abraham Kuyper

“Only pray God for him…”

Category: Prayer, Sovereignty

Thou gavest her [my mother] meantime another answer, which I call to mind; for much I pass by, hasting to those things which more press me to confess unto Thee, and much I do not remember. Thou gavest her then another answer, by a Priest of Thine, a certain Bishop brought up in Thy Church, [...]

99 Balloons

Category: Media, Sovereignty

A Defense of Calvinism, by Charles Spurgeon

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

An updated version of this post can be viewed here.

A Dissatisfied Messiah

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“The One on whom we wait is a dissatisfied Messiah. He will not relent, he will not quit, he will not rest until ever promise he has made been fully delivered. He will not turn from his work until every one of his children has been totally transformed. He will continue to fight until the [...]

A Resting-Place for the Heart

Category: Sovereignty, Worship

The One seated upon the Throne of Heaven, the One who is Governor over the nations and who has ordained and now regulates all events, is infinite not only in power but in wisdom and goodness as well. He who is Lord over all creation is the One that was “manifest in the flesh” (1 [...]

A Spiritually Dead Sinner Makes No Contribution to Salvation

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“Let me say as clearly as possible right now that salvation is by God’s sovereign grace and grace alone. Nothing a lost, degenerate, spiritually dead sinner can do will in any way contribute to salvation. Saving faith, repentance, commitment, and obedience are all divine works, wrought by the Holy Spirit in the heart of everyone [...]

A Vital Reminder

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

God is in absolute, unconditional, and perfect control of every nation, all the seas, every military operation, every wicked and evil person, every city, town, and village, every circumstance, emergency, crisis, storm, hurricane, tornado, drought, famine, and danger and national and local crisis. He reigns over every single life, even down to the hairs of [...]

Are There Two Wills in God? by John Piper

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Sovereignty

Divine Election and God’s Desire for All to Be Saved My aim here is to show from Scripture that the simultaneous existence of God’s will for “all persons to be saved” (1 Tim. 2:4) and his will to elect unconditionally those who will actually be saved is not a sign of divine schizophrenia or exegetical [...]

Because of God’s Choice – In Memory of Elder D.J. Ward

Category: Grace, Media, Sovereignty

Because of Sovereign Grace

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

God is love.  His mercy is over all His works.  He manifests His love to all.  But the highest expression of His love is manifest to those who He lovingly draws to Himself by sheer grace.  Therefore to those of us who believe, God’s love is a uniquely precious reality, albeit an unfathomable one.  There [...]

Calvinists Burn For Giving God Too Much Credit

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

In the September edition of The Berean Call, Dave Hunt responded to the following question: “Is it possible for someone who believes only in the soteriology of Calvinism to be saved? Specifically, that God has to first change a person’s heart.” Hunt says: No! Pastor Jim McClarty responds.

Charles Spurgeon on Arminianism

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“I believe that very much of current Arminianism is simply ignorance of gospel doctrine; and if people began to study their Bibles, and to take the Word of God as they find it, they must inevitably, if believers, rise up to rejoice in the doctrines of grace.” – Charles Spurgeon

Closing Statement: Debate on Calvinism

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Sovereignty

Dr. James White gives his closing statements in a debate against George Bryson. This is a really great video! The debate was held at Anaheim Vineyard in Southern California. You can find more at aomin.org

Deficient Grace: The Arminian’s Rendition of Amazing Grace

Category: Humor, Media, Sovereignty

If an Arminian was to re-write the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, how would it sound? Perhaps a little something like this…

Does 2 Peter 3:9 Make God Schizophrenic?

Category: Grace, Media, Sovereignty

2 Peter 3:9 clearly states that God is not willing that any should perish. How could you then believe that God only saves some from perishing? Is God schizophrenic?

Does God Love Everyone?

Category: Grace, Media, Sovereignty

 

Does John 3:16 Refute Unconditional Election?

Category: Grace, Media, Sovereignty

What part of John 3:16 don’t you understand? If God so loved the whole world, as this verse plainly declares, then how could anyone effectively argue that He would also elect only some people to be able to go to Heaven?

Download: The Sovereignty of God, by A.W. Pink (Audio Book)

Category: Media, Sovereignty

Who is regulating affairs on this earth today-God, or the Devil? That God reigns supreme in Heaven is generally conceded; that He does so over this world, is almost universally denied-if not directly, then indirectly. More and more are men in their philosophizing and theorizing relegating God to the background. Take the material realm. Not [...]

Faith is a Gift! – Jim McClarty

Category: Calvinism, Faith, Grace, Sovereignty

Free Will – A Slave, by Charles Spurgeon

Category: Calvinism, General Topics, Sovereignty

“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:40) This is one of the great guns of the Arminians, mounted upon the top of their walls, and often discharged with terrible noise against the poor Christians called Calvinists. I intend to spike the gun this morning, or, rather, to turn [...]

Free-will & My Boastings

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

Free-will Doctrine – What Does It?

Category: Calvinism, Sovereignty

Charles Spurgeon | “Free-will doctrine – what does it? It magnifies man into God; it declares God’s purposes a nullity, since they cannot be carried out unless men are willing. It makes God’s will a waiting servant to the will of man, and the whole covenant of grace dependent upon human action. Denying election on [...]

God Has Appointed Who Will Suffer

Category: Persecution, Sovereignty

“It is not what enemies will, nor what they are resolved upon, but what God will, and what God appoints, that shall be done…And as no enemy can bring suffering upon a man when the will of God is otherwise, so no man can save himself out of their hands when God will deliver him [...]

God Loves Everybody! Really?

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

In Chapter One we have affirmed that God is Sovereign in the exercise of His love, and in saying this we are fully aware that many will strongly resent the statement and that, furthermore, what we have now to say will probably meet with more criticism than anything else advanced in this book. Nevertheless, we [...]

God on His Throne

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“There is no attribute of God more comforting to his children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children of God [...]

God Ordains the Means

Category: Evangelism, Quotes, Sovereignty

. . . divine sovereignty does not stand against evangelism—because God ordains not only the ends but also the means. He predestines some to be saved and commands us to preach to that end. If we do not preach and teach the gospel, then none will be saved. But God has ordained that some will [...]

God’s Decreed All Things

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“Whether God has decreed all things that ever come to pass or not, all that own the being of a God, own that He knows all things beforehand. Now, it is self-evident that if He knows all things beforehand, He either doth approve of them or doth not approve of them; that is, He either [...]

God’s Sovereignty and Christian Service

Category: Evangelism, Sovereignty

If God has determined before the foundation of the world the precise number of those who shall be saved then why should we concern ourselves about the eternal destiny of those with whom we come into contact? What place is left for zeal in Christian service? Will not the doctrine of God’s Sovereignty, and its [...]

God’s Sovereignty and Prayer

Category: Prayer, Quotes, Sovereignty

“It grieves me that so many believers view the doctrine of God’s sovereignty as a deterrent to a healthy, vibrant prayer life. That kind of thinking demonstrates an inadequate, incomplete and unacceptable understanding, both of God’s sovereignty and of prayer. In truth, we pray because God is sovereign. He alone has power over all human [...]

Got a Problem with Limited Atonement? Perhaps Not After This

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

Did Jesus die for the sins of the elect, or did He die for all the sins of everyone, everywhere? Does that include the sin of unbelief? What about the unpardonable sin, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Got Grounds for Boasting?

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Sovereignty

Is a man born-again because of his faith in Jesus Christ, or does a man have faith in Jesus Christ because he is born again? Does your answer leave any grounds for boasting? Is the difference between Heaven and Hell God’s free grace and mercy, or is it a man’s free will, wisdom, or spiritual [...]

How would you explain Japan?

Category: Sovereignty, Suffering

I Am Helplessly at His Mercy

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!  For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to Him again?  For from Him and through [...]

Infinite God

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“When we speak of God’s existence “before” the creation of the world, we should not think of God as existing in an unending extension of time. Rather, God’s eternity means that he has a different kind of existence, an existence without the passage of time, a kind of existence that is difficult for us even [...]

Is Divine Election Unfair?

Category: Calvinism, Sovereignty

By John MacArthur, Pulpit Magazine In spite of the clarity with which Scripture addresses this topic, many professing Christians today struggle in their acceptance of God’s sovereignty — especially when it comes to His electing work in salvation. Their most common protest, of course, is that the doctrine of election is unfair. But such an [...]

Is God For Us or For Himself?

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“God is the one Being in the entire universe for whom self-centeredness, or the pursuit of his own glory, is the ultimately loving act. For him, self-exaltation is the highest virtue. When he does all things ‘for the praise of his glory,’ he preserves for us and offers to us, the only thing in the [...]

Is God Responsible for the Fall?

Category: Sovereignty

“Where does the wickedness come from (in man), that he should fall away from his Creator? Well, lest we should think it comes from the act of creation itself (making God responsible), God put His own stamp of approval on what He Himself created, because the Lord had declared (in Genesis 1:31) that, ‘Everything that [...]

It Cannot Be Wrong, it’s Done in Love!

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

“He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32) J.C. Ryle | If God has given His Son to die for us, let us beware of doubting His kindness and love in any painful providence [...]

James White’s Response to Gregg Matte on Calvinism

Category: Calvinism, General Topics, Media, Sovereignty

Christians are usually ready and willing to defend biblical truth, whether it’s the doctrine of the Trinity, the deity of Christ, or even six day creation. But when it comes to debating the sovereignty of God, the opposing view would rather a monologue than a dialogue. Unfortunately, this leaves the Calvinist with a mess of [...]

Jesus, Example or Saviour?

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“To be clear: union with Christ does not lead to an imitation of Christ, a life spent following Jesus’ example in the hope that we will become better people. The Christian life is not to be understood as obedience to either an ethical imperative or a spiritual ideal. Rather, the Christian life is the radical [...]

Jim McClarty – Biblical Ignorance and Tradition

Category: Calvinism, Church Issues, Media, Sovereignty

John Piper – Christ Died According to God’s Plan

Category: Christianity, Media, Sovereignty

John Piper – Did God’s Plan Include Sin from the Beginning?

Category: Media, Sin, Sovereignty

John Piper – The Canvas of Human History

Category: Media, Sovereignty

John Piper – The Reason for the Universe

Category: Media, Sovereignty

John Piper: Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy

Category: Sovereignty, Suffering

This article was written by John Piper and was originally posted on DesiringGod.org “The waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me. . . This God—his way is perfect” (2 Samuel 22:5, 31). After the loss of his ten children owing to a “natural disaster” (Job 1:19), Job said, “The Lord gave, [...]

Loving Father Feeds Children to Wild Animals

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Sovereignty

What would you think of a shepherd who claimed to love his flock so much that he allowed them to be eaten up by wild animals? Or, what would you think of a father who claimed to love his children so much that he allowed them to play with fuel and fire? Their actions, or [...]

My Life is His

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“The spiritual life which I have is not my own. I did not induce it, and I cannot maintain it. It is only and solely the work of Christ. It is not I who live, but Christ lives in me. My whole life is His alone.” -John Owen

No One Can Come to Jesus Christ, Unless…

Category: Christianity, Grace, Media, Sovereignty

Obedience & the Sovereign Hand of God (2 Chronicles 30)

Category: Scripture, Sovereignty

Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem to keep the Passover to the LORD, the God of Israel. (2) For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had taken counsel to [...]

Obedience & the Sovereign Hand of God (Genesis 20)

Category: Scripture, Sovereignty

From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. (2) And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. (3) But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said [...]

Oh to Love the Saviour!

Category: Prayer, Sovereignty

“Oh to love the Saviour with a passion that can never cool; Oh to believe in God with a confidence that can never stagger!  Oh, to hope with an expectation that can never be dim!  Oh, to delight in God with a holy over-flowing rejoicing that can never be stopped, so that we might live [...]

Our Only Hope of Success in Evangelism

Category: Evangelism, Sovereignty

J.I. Packer, in his excellent treatise Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, states: “The sovereignty of God in grace gives us our only hope of success in evangelism.” Packer explains (emphasis mine): “Some fear that belief in the sovereign grace of God leads to the conclusion that evangelism is pointless, since God will save His [...]

Prayer and Election

Category: Prayer, Quotes, Sovereignty

The Pleasure of God in the Prayers of the Upright From The Pleasures of God by John Piper What we can see now, as we reflect on God’s pleasure in prayer, is that prayer for the salvation of the lost is rooted in election. Prayer is one of God’s appointed means of bringing the elect [...]

Reformed Theology in One Verse

Category: Christianity, Grace, Scripture, Sovereignty, Teaching

“He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24) “He who calls you…” God initiates relationship with sinners. This is contrary to every other religion that tells you how to seek God. The fallacy of seeking God is that sin has made man incapable and unwilling of seeking God. It [...]

Regeneration Preceeds Faith, by R.C. Sproul

Category: Faith, Grace, Sovereignty

One of the most dramatic moments in my life for the shaping of my theology took place in a seminary classroom. One of my professors went to the blackboard and wrote these words in bold letters: “Regeneration Precedes Faith.” These words were a shock to my system. I had entered seminary believing that the key [...]

Rejecting God’s Sovereignty

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“There is no broader way to apostasy than to reject God’s sovereignty in all things concerning the revelation of himself and our obedience, refusing to ‘bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ’. From the refusal to submit to God’s sovereignty over all things, including our eternal salvation, arose Pelagianism, Arminianism and every [...]

Safe in Christ

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“We may often be baffled by the reality of the power of evil as it is manifest in our circumstances. Sometimes that power seems so overwhelming that we are unable to praise within the circumstances of our life. It is then that we do well to recall the words of the Apostle Paul. When writing [...]

Salvation From First to Last is of the Lord

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“There can be no grace when there is no sovereignty. Deny God’s right to choose whom He will and you deny His right to save whom He will. Deny His right to save whom He will, and you deny that salvation is of grace. If salvation is made to hinge on any desert or fitness [...]

Satan, Evil & God’s Sovereign Plan

Category: Media, Sovereignty

Scripture Plainly Teaches That Election is From Eternity

Category: Sovereignty

 

Set God on High & Lay the Creature in the Dust

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“I feel persuaded that false doctrine, inasmuch as it touches God’s sovereignty, is always an object of divine jealousy. Let me indicate especially the doctrines of free-will. I know there are some good men who hold and preach them, but I am persuaded that the Lord must be grieved with their doctrine though he forgives [...]

Sin or God?

Category: Quotes, Sin, Sovereignty

“The ultimate question is not who you are but whose you are. Of course, many people think they are nobody’s slave. They dream of total independence. Like a jellyfish carried by the tides feels free because it isn’t fastened down with the bondage of barnacles. . . . The Bible gives no reality to fallen [...]

Since God is Sovereign, Is He Responsible for Evil?

Category: Media, Sin, Sovereignty

Does reformed theology make God responsible for man’s sin? Is God the author of evil? Mark Kielar explains in the following video.

So That We May Grow in our Knowledge of God

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is simple but demanding. It is that we turn each truth that we learn about God into matter for meditation before God, leading to prayer and praise to God. We have some idea, perhaps, what prayer is, but [...]

Sovereign Grace and Man’s Responsibility

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

This quote is from a sermon given by Charles H. Spurgeon on August 1, 1858. The entire sermon can be found at The Spurgeon Archive. “Again, the grace of God is sovereign. By that word we mean that God has an absolute right to give that grace where he chooses, and to withhold it when [...]

Sovereign Man?

Category: Calvinism, Quotes, Sovereignty

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. –John 1:12-13 There is another and worse evil which [...]

Sovereignty Belongs to Deity

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“In my classes in the seminary, I raise questions like, “Is God in control of every single molecule in the universe?” When I raise that question, I say, “The answer to that question will not determine whether you are a Christian or a Moslem, a Calvinist or an Arminian, but it will determine whether you [...]

Sunday Morning Idolatry

Category: Church Issues, Media, Sovereignty

“People all over America today are sitting in churches and they are committing idolatry, because they are not singing to the God of the Bible, they are singing to a god they made with their own minds that looks more like Santa Claus, than he does Yahweh!” – Paul Washer

Sweet Sovereignty and the Assurance of Salvation

Category: Sovereignty

What Can Be Sweeter Than to Be “Kept by the Power of God”? From Taste and See by John Piper When you get the sovereignty of God straight, everything gets straighter. Going wrong here will lead to error in all kinds of unexpected places. Oh, how I pray that God will give us clarity and [...]

The Absence of Sovereign Joy

Category: Sovereignty, Worship

“We need to make plain that total depravity is not just badness, but blindness to beauty and deadness to joy; and unconditional election means that the completeness of our joy in Jesus was planned for us before we ever existed; and that limited atonement is the assurance that indestructible joy in God is infallibly secured [...]

The Bondage of the Will: An Unnecessary Doctrine?

Category: Calvinism, Grace, Sovereignty

Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will | If I know not how much I can do myself, how far my ability extends, and what I can do God-wards; I shall be equally uncertain and ignorant how much God is to do, how far His ability is to extend, and what He is to do [...]

The Call Creates What It Commands

Category: Sovereignty

This excerpt comes from ‘Finally Alive’ by John Piper The gospel is preached to all people, yet not all are born again.  That’s why we talk about a general call of God through the gospel.  The general call – the preached word of God, the gospel – enters the ears of all the hearers who are [...]

The Church Will Stand

Category: Sovereignty

“Never think of the Church of God as if she were in danger. If you do, you will be like Uzza; you will put forth your hand to steady the ark, and provoke the Lord to anger against you. If it were in danger, I tell you, you could not deliver it. If Christ cannot [...]

The Deep Mystery

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“Now Eli was very old, and he kept hearing all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who were serving at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And he said to them, “Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from [...]

The Dew of Heaven

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

“His heavens shall drop down dew.” (Deuteronomy 33:28) What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I [...]

The Free Will of God

Category: Sovereignty

If you don’t believe that God foreknows and wills all things, how can you believe and rely on his promises? Here is a portion of Martin Luther’s refutation of Erasmus’ The Freedom of the Will, entitled, The Bondage of the Will: “Still more intolerable is your classifying ‘free-will’ among the ‘useless doctrines that we can [...]

The Freeing Effect of Unconditional Election – John Piper

Category: Calvinism, Media, Sovereignty

The Greatness of His Power

Category: Calvinism, Quotes, Sovereignty

“The exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead.” (Ephesians 1:19)  In the resurrection of Christ, as in our salvation, there was put forth nothing short of a divine power. What shall we say [...]

The Impotency of the Human Will

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

Does it lie within the province of man’s will to accept or reject the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour? Granted that the Gospel is preached to the sinner, that the Holy Spirit convicts him of his lost condition, does it, in the final analysis, He within the power of his own will to resist or [...]

The Josiah Grauman Story (John MacArthur)

Category: Media, Sovereignty

The Man of Faith

Category: Faith, Sovereignty

Here is the fundamental difference between the man of faith and the man of unbelief. The unbeliever is “of the world,” judges everything by worldly standards, views life from the standpoint of time and sense, and weighs everything in the balances of his own carnal making. But the man of faith brings in God, looks [...]

The Missing Note of Sovereign Joy

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

A Lesson on Love From Augustine From Taste and See by John Piper Few people in the history of the church have surpassed St. Augustine in portraying the greatness and beauty and desirability of God. He is utterly persuaded by Scripture and experience “that he is happy who possesses God.” “You made us for yourself, [...]

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

“O the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out” (Rom. 11:33). “Salvation is of the LORD” (Jonah 2:9); but the Lord does not save all. Why not? He does save some; then if He saves some, why not others? [...]

The Westminster Confession: On God’s Eternal Decree

Category: Sovereignty

I. God from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes [...]

This Word of God

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

Wherefore the Word of God, who is also the Son of God, co-eternal with the Father, the Power and the Wisdom of God, mightily pervading and harmoniously ordering all things, from the highest limit of the intelligent to the lowest limit of the material creation, revealed and concealed, nowhere confined, nowhere divided, nowhere distended, but [...]

Thou, Lord, Bruisest Me…

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

“Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand.” – John Calvin

To the Praise of the Glory of My ‘Free’ Will

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.” (Romans 9:16) Mark Kielar expounds on one of the most misunderstood doctrines of Christianity. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are in the video player below.  

Trials

Category: Grace, Quotes, Sovereignty

It is the plain testimony of Scripture that trials in the Christian life are not random, undirected, and totally destructive. Rather they come to us from the hand of One who is both Almighty God and our Faithful Father. In themselves they are often painful and distressing, sometimes to the body, always to the emotions. [...]

TULIP Seminar – John Piper

Category: Calvinism, Christianity, Sovereignty, Teaching

Below are three highly recommended videos of John Piper taken from the TULIP seminar.

Unseen Purposes For Disappointment

Category: Quotes, Sovereignty

This article was written by John Piper from Desiring God Ministries. When Christ died he purchased for you the Yes to all God’s promises (2 Cor. 1:20), and that includes the promise to use his sovereign power to govern all the inexplicable, maddening detours and delays of your life for wise and loving purposes. He [...]

Until You Acknowledge God’s Sovereignty!

Category: Scripture, Sovereignty

Twelve months later, as [King Nebuchadnezzar] was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” The words were still on his lips when a voice came from [...]

We May Throw the Dice!

Category: Sovereignty

“We may throw the dice–but the Lord determines how they fall.” (Proverbs 16:33) Charles Spurgeon | If the fall of the dice is under the Lord’s control–then whose is the arrangement of our whole life? If the simple casting of the dice is guided by Him–how much more the events of our entire life–especially when [...]

What About Our Free Will?

Category: Regeneration, Sovereignty

The choices we make, before and after salvation, are determined by the strongest desires of our heart. For example, my hearts desire to live is stronger than any desire I may have to die. If that desire changed, so too would many of my choices in life. In fact, it’s the natural desire to live [...]

What Art Thou My God?

Category: Sovereignty

“What art Thou then, my God? what, but the Lord God? For who is Lord but the Lord? or who is God save our God? Most highest, most good, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful, yet most just; most hidden, yet most present; most beautiful, yet most strong, stable, yet incomprehensible; unchangeable, yet all-changing; never [...]

What Is It to Know God?

Category: Sovereignty

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Chapter 2 | “…it will not be sufficient simply to hold that [God] is the only being whom all ought to worship and adore, unless we are also persuaded that he is the fountain of all goodness, and that we must seek everything in him, and in none [...]

What is the Sovereignty of God?

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

The Sovereignty of God. What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the god-hood of God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according [...]

What Prevents Man From Having Union with Christ Naturally?

Category: Grace, Sovereignty

 

Who Converts the Human Soul?

Category: Grace, Media, Sovereignty

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) Most professing Christians would be quick to agree that salvation is of the LORD. But who really deserves the credit for the conversion of a human soul? Before you answer this question, [...]