The Sovereignty of God

The Sovereignty of God

How can we possibly understand God, without understanding that He is Sovereign? And how can we effectively defend the faith, if we do not understand the implications of God being Sovereign?

Many Christians will pay lip service to the idea that God is in charge. But when we say that God is Sovereign, we need to follow through on the implications of this. Living in the USA, we are used to considering that we have rights and freedoms. We forget that, as citizens of heaven, we are subjects of an absolute, autocratic monarch. Of course, this Monarch is absolutely perfect and absolutely good. Nevertheless, we sometimes have to “democratize” Him, by referring to our free will, and suggesting that our salvation is a matter of our own choice, made under some sort of “prevenient” grace.

That God is absolutely good, and absolutely autocratic – the only possible benevolent dictator – should, in contrast, be our starting point. This concept is therefore an essential part of our presupposition of the nature of the biblical God. In other words, we must start by acknowledging the supremacy of God in all aspects of our lives, including – especially – our salvation.

I have written and spoken a lot on the subject of Presuppositional Apologetics. For the reasons given above, I think it is important to study the Sovereignty of God. There is no better way of doing this than by reading the classic book of that title by AW Pink. In these pages, Pink goes through the doctrine of God's Sovereignty, and then re-examines the doctrine from every practical implication that he can think of.

For this reason, I have put together my own edition of Pink's The Sovereignty of God, and am selling it through my J6D Publications imprint. It is the important precursor to any studies on apologetics.

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