Tag Archives: God’s control

Scene 5 – Life at the family reunion

These words reveal the stronger and deeper commitment that held Joseph through all his dark, confusing and painful years. Continue reading

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Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

“Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, in heaven and in the earth, in the seas and in all deeps” (Psalm 135:6). Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Assurance, D. A. Carson, Elect, God's control, God's Heart, God's Protection, God's Will, J. I. Packer, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Salvation, Sovereignty, Wisdom | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Does God control everything?

Many people feel that life is generally a matter of good luck or bad luck. “Que Sera, Sera” — “whatever will be, will be?” But are we victims of fate? Although some view a sovereign God as too threatening and humbling, the alternatives are far more discouraging. To say that there is no God, or that God does not care or stands helpless on the sidelines, leads to fatalism and despair. Continue reading

Posted in Christian worldview, Christianity, Discouragement, Doctrine, Eternal security, Evil in the world, God, God's Patience, God's control, God's Heart, God's Will, Sovereignty, Suffering | Tagged , , , , | 47 Comments