Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Sovereignty of God

I haven't blogged in a while, mostly because I've been doing some research. I'm working on an article about Job right now, it might take a few days to put it all together. In the meantime, part of the 'Job question' has to do with God's sovereignty, and I found a very helpful article on that topic that I wanted to share. Here's 2 of the first 3 paragraphs of the article, see the rest of it here.

I believe this is the worst doctrine in the church today. I know that this is a shocking statement and is near blasphemy to some people, but the way sovereignty is taught today is a real faith killer. The belief that God controls everything that happens to us is one of the devil's biggest inroads into our lives. If this belief is true, then our actions are irrelevant, and our efforts are meaningless. What will be will be.

If we believe that God wills everything, good or bad, to happen to us, it gives us some temporary relief from confusion and condemnation, but in the long-term, it slanders God, hinders our trust in God, and leads to passiveness.

2 comments:

Anders W. Ellingsen said...

Who said God wants us to be passive? :-)

Martin Luther wrote: “… It is the essentially necessary and wholesome for Christians to know that God foreknows nothing contingently, but that he foresees, purposes and does all things to His immutable, eternal and infallible will. This thunderbolt throws free will flat and utterly clashes it to pieces. Those who want to assert it must either deny this thunderbolt or pretend not to see it.”

INVITATION

Invited hereby to my site
please be. You see I poems write
and knight like fight and youth alight.
This poem says it. Godly, right?

I want more readers. I want you
to come as if out from the blue
and tell me what I write is true
and make my motivation new.

Why you? This is not spam, God’s dear.
I stand by what I do. I care.
Your senseless love to me I fear.
I mean it. I am good. Take care.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like something I heard from Andrew Wommack: God is not sovereign in the sense that He controls everything in the earth, because he gave dominion to man over the earth: http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/l03