YES, GOD IS SOVEREIGN… SO CAN HE NOT SOVEREIGNLY DELEGATE?


Let’s be honest and real, every mainstream Christian systematic affirms that God is fully sovereign – not just Calvinists. God has the ultimate authority and omnipotence, and if God wishes something to happen then there is no power that can stop His will.

So the real question is: WHAT does the sovereign God want?

It’s not difficult to find out, it’s throughout the whole Bible. Just turn to the very start and see:

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” … And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” … Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. – Genesis 1:26 & 28, 2:19

Who created the earth and every living thing, and thereby has full sovereign rights over them? Of course it is God. He maintains all of creation, from permitting the next breath of every animal to holding the very atoms together.

But what did the sovereign God choose to do? The Bible is clear: God sovereignly chose to delegate earthly stewardship and mastery to humankind. God sovereignly invited Adam to name the creatures that He created. It pleases God to allow His imagers – His children – partnership and participation in His sovereign affairs. Real agency, real free will, a real choice to obey and love Him (or to disobey and hate Him).

Or will you say that the sovereign God CANNOT delegate some of His authority – that in this case, He CANNOT do whatever He sovereignly pleases? WHO ARE YOU O MAN TO TALK BACK TO GOD?

“Our God is in the heavens; He does all that he pleases… The heavens are the LORD’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.” – Psalm 115:3,16

One Response to “YES, GOD IS SOVEREIGN… SO CAN HE NOT SOVEREIGNLY DELEGATE?”

  1. endoxazo Says:

    Amen !!!! And AMEN !

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