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Sovereignty of God

His absolute right as the Creator to do all things according to His own good pleasure (Dan. 4:25, 35; Romans 9:15-23; 1 Timothy 6:15; Rev. 4:11)

The Creator and King of the universe (and Heaven and Hell) has the full right to do or allow whatever He chooses, no question—no matter what our human opinions may be. As fallible humans, we are certainly in no position to judge the infallible God. Only He knows the big picture; He knows ALL—past, present and future. In comparison, mankind knows very little, is wicked and very prone to error, confusion, and foolish pride—operating with fallen minds.

People tend to forget that even the most brilliant and knowledgable genius knows only an extremely tiny percentage of all there is to know. Even all combined human knowledge is sorely inadequate. Humans are bound by time and space, and cannot directly access the past or time travel into the future. Despite modern advancements, mankind knows very little about the future (always uncertain), and generally very little about the past.

Unlike God, we are not omnipresent or omnipotent, and neither are the angels.

Article Version: August 30, 2017

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