Attributes of God Session 8 - Sovereignty of God 1

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ATTRIBUTES OF GOD – SESSION 8 The Sovereignty of God:

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD – SESSION 8 The Sovereignty of God Logos Educators Network

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Definitions of the Decrees of God Characteristics of the Divine They are founded in divine wisdom. Ephesians 1:11 They can never be thought of as unpredictable decisions of naked sovereignty.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God They are eternal. They are not subject to temporal conditions nor variable In light of changing situations . Although the decrees are carried out in history, they are established pre-historically and are thus eternal .

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God They allow for secondary wills and causes so that they are not mere fate. The fact that God made a divine plan does not mean that he has decided to bring to pass by his own act all that is included in it. What he has decided will certainly come to pass and no other will or cause can thwart his purpose.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God They are unchangeable . Change is foreign to God. God does not change his plan because he is faithful and true . They serve God’s pleasure . They are never meaningless . They are never contrary with the righteous love which characterizes God.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God They are all comprehensive . There is nothing outside of God’s decrees. They include: The good actions of men. The wicked action of men. Contingent events. The means and the ends . The duration of man’s life. With regard to sin, they are permissive.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God God decreed to give man free moral choice , knowing full well that man would sin. God decreed not to hinder the sinful act of man’s self-determination, but nevertheless to regulate and control it.

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