What We Believe About Sovereignty
What do we mean by the “sovereignty of God?” Quite simply, to say that God is sovereign is to say that God is God. That there is no other god worthy of praise and worship. No one shall question God or control or prevent Him from accomplishing His will, purposes or plans.
It is within God to kill and bring to life, make nations great and destroy them, bring adversity and prosperity so that all may know He is God. He creates well-being and calamity. Removes and takes down kings.
He gives life and death to all of humanity. He makes what man thinks is straight, crooked.
God does indeed control all molecules, and if there is a molecule in which he does not control, then He cannot be God. God’s promises and plans are based on His faithfulness, not the faithfulness of humankind.
God’s plans are not hindered because humankind continues to sin and remain in sin. To say otherwise would make God dependent on man versus man being dependent on God.
Because God is all-knowing, nothing surprises Him. To claim that God is surprised is to say that God is dependent on the actions of man…