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The sovereignty of God refers to God's absolute rule over everything

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What is the difference between the various perspectives on God's sovereignty/omniscience and man's free will?

I've been studying the topic of Open Theism in comparison to other perspectives on God's sovereignty, omniscience, and man's free will. As I understand it, on a scale spanning from full on ...
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What Was God’s Role in the Fall? [closed]

What was God’s role in the Fall (if He had one)? I’m learning about the Calvinist (or perhaps hyper-Calvinist) view of Pre-determinism, and respectfully, it causes me great concern. Perhaps I’m ...
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In Gen 15:16, what does it mean that "the iniquity of the Amorites is not complete" this related to "fill up the measure of their sins" 1 Th 2:16

If God is sovereign and our destiny is determined before the foundation of the earth, has God allotted a measure of sins for each of the doomed? Prov 16:4 says God made the wicked for the day of doom....
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

In Hebrews 8, the author discusses the two covenants God has made. Why the need for two? Surely God knew that the first could not be kept by man. Why didn’t He just start with the covenant of Christ?
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What is the reformed perspective of why God continues to give breath & life to those who are sinners in Adam?

I am aware of Romans chapter 9 and it’s eternal implications for eternal destinies, especially given the Reformed interpretation of it. I am also aware of the doctrines of “Original Sin” & “God’s ...
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Who teaches that God is bound by time?

Edit: The proposed duplicate cannot possibly be a duplicate, because I attempted to clarify the answer to this question in the proposed duplicate's comments, but was told to ask another official ...
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From a Catholic perspective what does it mean for all creatures to fulfill God's will whether they know and want to or not?

In the Diary of Saint Faustina, entry (586), Our Lord says--- And know this, too, My daughter: all creatures, whether they know it or not, and whether they want to or not, always fulfill My will. I ...
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What is the Arminian view of God's providence?

Disclaimer: This question is not intended to suggest that God is not sovereign under Arminianism. It is simply a question for clarification, as I haven't really found a detailed description. Also, I ...
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Is there a Christian philosopher who has published a book challenging compatibilism from the point of view of hard determinism?

A.W Pink in "The sovereignty of God" says in the introduction- "Two things are beyond dispute: God is sovereign, man is responsible". That compatibilist point of view is compared to Libertarian ...
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Election, Gods Sovereignty and Is Cain Saved?

Does Calvinism (and those who believe in Unconditional Election) teach that Cain was elected to Salvation? This is my source for defining Unconditional Election. Unconditional Election: God does ...
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How can we reconcile Judges 10:13 with Numbers 23:19?

Numbers 23:19 is very clear that God cannot change his mind and when He says He will do something He will do it. And yet in Judges 10:13 we see God saying : But you have forsaken me and served ...
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What are the Catholic arguments for God having a free will?

I have noticed a version of this question (Does God have free will? ) however I would like to ask it in a slightly different way: What are the most significant biblical and other (patristic, ...
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Is God's sovereignty a term associated with Reformed theology?

Is the concept of God's sovereignty disputed outside of Reformed theology, and is God's sovereignty a label for God that is exclusively used in the context of Reformed theology?
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How can Jesus rule the earth during the second coming, if he is only in Jerusalem? [closed]

I don't understand, how Jesus comes down in the clouds and rules on the mount of olives, how can the people in other countries see him? I know the clouds all will see him, but once he actually steps ...
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What is the basis of God's Goodness/Righteousness? [closed]

I would like an Answer from a Reformed/Calvinist Perspective. There are many instances in scripture that affirm GOD is good (Psalm 119:68, 1 Tim 4:4). And that God is Righteous (Psalm 48:10, ...
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What major views are there on the question of whether God shares moral responsibility for our deeds, good and bad?

I am looking for an overview of the major historical approaches to the following question/group of questions: Since God has given us this body to do good or bad, then does he share at all in the ...
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Did God inadvertantly create evil? [duplicate]

I am a Christian but I struggle with this question; God knows everything past, present and future. He knew us while we were still in the earth. He picked the place, time and tree for Jesus to be ...
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Reconcile God's sovereignty with Satan being the god of this world

In Matthew 4:8-9 we read about the temptation of Christ by Satan: Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And ...
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Did Pontius Pilate follow God's Plan?

I am confused. Since I know salvation must be attained through the sacrifice of God's only son, Jesus Christ, what were the consequences of the actions taken by Pontius Pilate, for Pilate himself. Did ...
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Why did God create Adam and Eve so that they would sin? [closed]

According to If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin? the serpent tricked Eve into eating the apple. So either the serpent or humans sinned because of free will. But God is sovereign ...
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How can God be Sovereign (in the Reformed sense) if a man can ignore His call to repentance?

The Scriptures tell us: The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a ...
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What does Romans 11:32 mean? [closed]

For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. NLT Does this scripture mean that God made everyone disobedient just to have mercy on us?
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Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name? [closed]

In John 14:13-14, Jesus says the following to his disciples: And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask Me for anything in My name, ...
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Can a Sovereign-will authorize personal liberty?

Every thing I read about “sovereignty” associates it with having “authority” not how authority is exercised. Some Protestant Denominations seem to claim that because God is sovereign then He is the ...
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What is the Calvinist view of God's sovereignty?

I have many Calvinist friends, and when we discuss matters of theology or doctrine, almost inevitably, the conversation turns to them saying something like "That's because of God's sovereignty," or "...
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