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Is God's sovereignty a term associated with Reformed theology?

While the idea of God's sovereignty is closely associated with Reformed theology, other traditions also deal with it. Here are a few examples from prominent authors from various traditions. Lutheran: ...
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from ...
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

OP: Surely God knew that the first could not be kept by man. Why didn’t He just start with the covenant of Christ? While God knew it, man didn't. Man had to be taught our inability to be righteous. ...
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

God warned humankind from the beginning that for naturally created creatures to attempt to live ('life' being more than a physical, animal, existence) by his own strength, his own ability, his own ...
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In Gen 15:16, what does it mean that "the iniquity of the Amorites is not complete"...is this related to "fill up the measure of their sins" 1 Th 2:16

First, Genesis and the Amorites is about historic events affecting ancient Israel one and a half thousand years before that letter to Christians in Thessalonica was penned. That letter spoke of people ...
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What is the reformed perspective of why God continues to give breath & life to those who are sinners in Adam?

The issue lies in God knowing before he created anything that sin would corrupt the whole of his material creation. The Westminster Confession, a Reformed source, says this: "III - Of God's ...
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What are the Catholic arguments for God having a free will?

St. Thomas Aquinas addresses this in his Summa Theologica I q. 19 a. 1 article, "Whether God has free-will?" He answers (c.): We have free-will with respect to what we will not of necessity or of ...
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Election, Gods Sovereignty and Is Cain Saved?

Marc, You are not alone in your struggles with the doctrine of predestination. Many others (including myself) wrestle with these profound doctrines. In your particular case where God is speaking to ...
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Is there a Christian philosopher who has published a book challenging compatibilism from the point of view of hard determinism?

I'm not aware of any Christian philosophers who take a hard-line determinist point of view. Of course, no one has read everyone, so I can't say for sure, but it seems like a Christian philosopher who ...
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Election, Gods Sovereignty and Is Cain Saved?

The main issue about unconditional election is the basis upon which God elects people. God elects people to salvation by His own sovereign choice and not because of some future action they will ...
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How can we reconcile Judges 10:13 with Numbers 23:19?

There seems to be a difference between a change of mind, and being interactive, and a change of mood. Earlier God gave them the choice: Deuterenomy 30:15-18 (NIV) 15 See, I set before you ...
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Reconcile God's sovereignty with Satan being the god of this world

There is nothing to reconcile with regard to God's sovereignty, for he is the Almighty, the only true God, the maker of Heaven and Earth. Only those who contest or doubt the idea that God is sovereign,...
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How can Jesus rule the earth during the second coming, if he is only in Jerusalem?

Put aside the question of whether the Jerusalem which Jesus will enter and rule from is: 1) The Jerusalem we know (but fixed up) 2) A new physical city that descends fully built from Heaven, as ...
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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?

God is omnipotent. Nothing can hinder the fulfillment of His holy will. St. Thomas Aquinas answers the question "Whether the will of God is always fulfilled?" (Summa Theologica I q. 19 a. 6 ...
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What is the Arminian view of God's providence?

General backround I am going to quote from one prominent Arminian theology advocate, Roger E. Olson, a well-published professor of theology and ethics. One of his books is the 2006 Arminian Theology:...
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In Gen 15:16, what does it mean that "the iniquity of the Amorites is not complete"...is this related to "fill up the measure of their sins" 1 Th 2:16

The iniquity of the Amorites...Fill up the measure of their sins Let us deal with the headline question. It should be noted first, that both references are dealing with nations as a whole. (1) the ...
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Is there a Christian philosopher who has published a book challenging compatibilism from the point of view of hard determinism?

It all seems to boil down to how “free will” is defined. Here are brief extracts from two articles that analyse Sam Harris’ book ‘The Illusion of Free Will’: Philosophy News: Sam Harris says the ...
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What major views are there on the question of whether God shares moral responsibility for our deeds, good and bad?

You say "our deeds". What are our deeds? My nose is mine but I did not create it because God created all things. I inherited my D.N.A. which made my nose. So things become ours not because we ...
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