The Sovereignty of God



God's purposes are unstoppable. They cannot be thwarted and God can do whatever He pleases:
Isaiah 46:10; 43:13; 55:11
Psalm 33:10, 11; 135:6-10; 115:3
Proverbs 19:21
Job 42:2
Romans 9:19
Hebrews 6:17

God is in complete control of everything:
Daniel 1:9; 4:17, 35
Exodus 11:3
Proverbs 21:1
Ezra 1:1
2 Chronicles 20:6
Acts 1:7
Exodus 34:24
1 Kings 8:57-58
1 Chronicles 29:18-19
2 Corinthians 8:16
Jeremiah 10:13

God determines whatsoever comes to pass:
Proverbs 16:1, 4, 7, 9, 33; 20:24; 21:1
Jeremiah 10:23
Lamentations 3:37, 38
Amos 3:6
Acts 17:26-27
Daniel 2:21; 4:35
Psalm 139:16
Ephesians 1:11
Romans 11:36
John 3:27
Job 12:9-10; 14:5

God is sovereign over (controls) evil, sin, and calamity without ever being guilty of wrong:
Isaiah 44:18; 45:7; 19:2; 63:17
Job chapters 1 and 2; see especially Job 1:11-12, 21-22; 2:3, 10 and Job 12:9-10; 42:11
Psalm 105:25
Exodus 4:11, 21; 7:2-4, 13, 22; 10:27
Romans 9:17, 18-23
1 Kings 22:19-23
1 Chronicles 21:1 with 2 Samuel 24:1
2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
Genesis 45:5-8; 50:20
Revelation 17:17; 13:5; 13:7
Acts 2:23; 3:18; 4:27, 28
Luke 22:22
John 13:27-31; 19:11


"God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established" -- Westminister Confession of Faith, 3.1.



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