Sovereignty Of God Quotes (177 quotes)
By Nick Bibile
All rights reserved. This file may be freely copied, printed out, and distributed as long as copyright and source statements remain intact, and that it is not sold. T HE Apostle Paul, in the beginning of this chapter, expresses his great concern and sorrow of heart for the people of Israel, who were rejected by God. This leads him to observe the difference, which God made by election, between some of the Jews and others, and between the majority of the Jews and the Christian Gentiles. In speaking of this he enters into the most detailed discussion found anywhere in the whole Bible concerning the sovereignty of God in electing some to eternal life, and rejecting others. He quotes several passages from the Old Testament, confirming and illustrating this doctrine of Election: 1.
Sovereignty of God is the Christian teaching that God is the supreme authority and all things are under His control. The Westminster Confession of Faith states, "God, from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatever comes to pass. Easton's Bible Dictionary defines God's Sovereignty as His "absolute right to do all things according to his own good pleasure. Natural and self-imposed limitations to the Sovereignty of God have been a source of debate. God may have the power to act, but choose not to act. His permissive will provides for human freedom and the laws of nature. The principle debate of God's sovereignty is founded in the question whether God is sufficiently omnipotent to embed free will into humanity.
There is a need to discuss the sovereignty of God in missions today because it is so ignored in many of our churches. Because if God is sovereign, man is not. We sinfully desire sovereignty for ourselves. Men want full control over their lives. The reality is that only One has the proper authority for that sovereignty: God. However, we keep fighting to take it.
Pendleton, , Broadman Press, Nashville, Tennessee, pp. We are not free to choose Christ at any time. Salvation is the miraculous gift of God's grace given to all who believe on the Son i. It includes all that God does in saving the elect from the penalty, power, and presence of sin, and in restoring them to a right relationship with God. As such, it is solely the work of God from initiation to completion.