Thursday, June 01, 2006

Sovereignty of God


When we speak of divine sovereignty we are speaking about God's authority and about God's power. As sovereign, God is the supreme authority of heaven and earth. All other authority is lesser authority. Any other authority that exists in the universe is derived from and dependent upon God's authority. All other forms of authority exist either by God's command or by God's permission.
The word authority contains within itself the word author. God is the author of all things over which he has authority. He created the universe. He owns the universe. His ownership gives him certain rights. He may do with his universe what is pleasing to his holy will.
Likewise, all power in the universe flows from the power of God. All power in this universe is subordinate to him. Even Satan is powerless without God's sovereign permission to act.
Christianity is not dualism. We do not belive in two ultimate equal powers locked in an eternal struggle for supremacy. If Satan were equal to God, we would have no confidence, no hope of good triumphing over evil. We would be destined to an eternal standoff between two equal and opposing forces.
Satan is a creature. He is evil to be sure, but even his evil is subject to the sovereignty of God, as is our own evil. God's authority is ultimate; his power is omnipotent. He is sovereign.

"Chosen by God" R C Sproul

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