DIG for Tuesday the 2nd of June…..He is not sovereign in terms of being in control of everything…..2 Peter 3 v 9

I was sent an email today asking if I had any DIGs about the sovereignty of God; I replied I had but as I didn’t index according to subject I didn’t know what dates they were published on.

So, not wanting to disappoint my reader, I’ve decided to write a few now.

I’ll need a few DIGs I think as this is a much misunderstood concept within the body of Christ.

So here goes, let’s get to the crux of the matter and be really controversial right from the start: God is not in control of everything here on earth.

Some Christians believe that everything on this earth is preordained, or designed by God, thinking that God has planned every single event that happens; this is known as Calvinism and is a pretty widespread doctrine in the church today.

Everything that happens has a purpose or is done for a reason, a reason that has been planned by God.

Thinking like this of course means that God would spread illness and disease, death and destruction in the form of earthquakes, tornadoes and even terrorist attacks.

This is not true for so many reasons including that Scripture tells us so.

Peter writes that God wants all men to be saved, that is His preferred option and is His will (2 Peter 3 v 9).

Jesus however, in a different part of Scripture, says that many will die and end up in destruction, not in heaven with the Lord (Matthew 7 v 14).

So, is there a contradiction in Scripture?

Yes there is if your doctrine says that God is sovereign and is in full control.

But there is no contradiction if you believe that God is not a “Calvinistic” God determining the outcome of all things; He cannot be as He wants all men to be saved yet Jesus says many will take the road to destruction.

God’s will does not always come to pass!

So what is going on?

Read DIG tomorrow for more!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you do want every man to come to salvation and thank you that you sent Jesus to make salvation possible for all men”.

2 Peter 3 v 9…..The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering toward us not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance