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Monday, January 08, 2007

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD OR NOT

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as Head above all"
(1 Chronicles 29:11)


Two alternatives confront us, and between them we obliged to choose: either God governs, or He is governed: either God rules, or He is ruled; either God has His way, or men have theirs.


Has God foreordained everything that comes to pass? Has He decreed that what is, was to have been? In the final analysis this is only another way of asking, Is God now governing the world and everyone and everything in it?

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure" (Isa. 46:9, 10)

"The Lord hath made all things for Himself" (Prov. 16:4)


God has access to the hearts of all men and He softens or hardens them according to His sovereign purpose.

The profane Esau swore vengeance upon his brother for the deception which he had practiced upon his father, yet when next he met Jacob, instead of slaying him we are told that Esau "fell on his neck and kissed him" (Gen. 32:4)

"The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will" (Prov. 21:1)

Not merely that He may overrule the effects of the actions of wicked, but that He will yet bring the wicked to stand before His judgment. That sentence of punishment may be passed upon them and the multitudes of non-Christians believe these things—but, we mean, that every action of the most lawless of His subjects is entirely beneath His control. That the wicked , though unknown to himself, carrying out the secret decrees of the Most High. Was it not this with Judas? So the wicked are steered do the will of our Father in Heaven.

I asked if the Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson could leave a life of crime without God.This is my case and it looks like Mike needs God hand to pull him out of the pit.

What do you think??

3 Comments:

At 7:21 PM, Blogger bluecollar said...

Good stuff

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger AJO JOSEPH THOMAS said...

http://thewordofgodisalive.blogspot.com/

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Michael Gormley said...

For about the last 400 years, Protestant churches have multiplied and divided until today there are over 33,000 denominations - all professing their own version of the truth.

All Protestant faiths disregard Sacred Tradition, which is the literal living history of the Church founded by Jesus.

Disregarding Sacred Tradition strips the faith down to only what you can read and leaves much open to interpretation.

It is important to know from Tradition how things were done, why they were done, and other critical aspects of the Faith not found in the Bible.

It is important how the early Church worshiped. It is important how the early Church practiced and understood the Faith.

Contact a Catholic Church about RICA classes.

Take some time in your life to learn about Jesus and HIS Church.

Take time to learn THE COMPLETE TRUTH and experience THE COMPLETE FAITH.

 

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