The Bible teaches the sovereignty of God, yet the Bible also teaches that we must present our prayers to this all-knowing God. You may then question the necessity of prayer if God knows all your requests before you speak them. This article works through this matter, explaining that in prayer we understand the faithfulness and goodness of God to us.
What do we mean when we confess the sovereignty of God? This article discusses ten things you should know on the subject.
The author wrestles with the question of the sovereignty of God and human responsibility. The sovereignty of God seems to take away from man's responsibility or accountability. On the other hand, human responsibility seems to rob God of his sovereignty. The author searches for the biblical relationship between these two concepts.
Convictional Christian leadership is defined by one's faith. And so if one's beliefs about God are not true, everything else will be warped by that false knowledge—and this is a huge problem in our culture when it then comes to leadership. A proper understanding of the sovereignty of God will help one see that Christian leadership is an act of stewardship.
Was Gottschalk, the ninth-century monk of Orbais, standing alone in his preaching of the sovereignty of God? This article indicates that it was not the case that in a time when Semi-Pelagianism dominated, he stood alone. Investigation of eighth and early ninth-century literature reveals an influence of Pelagian and Semi-Pelagian soteriology.
This article offers ten reasons from Scripture why it matters whether we believe the sovereignty of God.
This essay wrestles to reconcile the sovereignty of God with human freedom. It describes the appeal to paradox, paying particular attention to the various senses of the term. The author concludes that the appeal to paradox fails as a result of its claim that a logical reconciliation of sovereignty and human freedom is known to be impossible.
What is at stake in the debate over free will and the sovereignty of God? Is it possible to take seriously human freedom and at the same time honour God’s absolute sovereignty over his creation? If God is the one who determines the course of events in the lives of men, how can man be responsible for his actions? Should Christians still pray if God in any way holds the future in his hands?
Does the sovereignty of God kill the need for evangelism? Looking at the relationship between the sovereignty of God and evangelism, this article shows both the negative and positive aspect of thinking about this relationship. It shows that God's sovereignty should offer hope for success in evangelism.
This article understands the sovereignty of God to mean that God has absolute authority over the whole created order, has the absolute ability to fulfill His desire, and is autonomous. Here the author appeals for the preaching of this sovereignty of God. The author also deals with objections to preaching the sovereignty of God in public and the challenge of open theism.