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Old 02-02-2008, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by John1717 View Post
Thus GOD is the ONLY SOVEREIGN in all HIS universe

Our understanding of God's sovereignty must be informed by the entirety of Scripture. Some insist that everything that happens is God's will, and yet the Lord said these words:
Jeremiah 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
It's clear to me that the acts spoken of here aren't God's will. How could God claim that he didn't command it and that it didn't even come into his mind, if it was his will?

So, while God is sovereign, his will includes his creation having free will, unless we are to throw out verses such as the above, or take as empty the implication that Satan actually could offer Kingdoms to Jesus Christ.