Agonizomai: God's Decree and Sovereignty

Saturday, June 13, 2009

God's Decree and Sovereignty
Calvinism could be described as that system of theology wherein the emphasis is always upon the Sovereignty of God. But that happens to be the way all Christianity should be. After all, what use is there to believe in a God Who, in the end, abdicates His perfect wisdom and purposes from eternity to eternity into the hands of anything or anyone less. Anything short of God's absolute sovereignty in all things actually falls short of any meaningful sense of "God" at all. Absent the Calvinistic understanding, you are left with a "god" who is ultimately a derivative being, moved and controlled by his creation, and, in the end, is no more god-like than the petty, warring, dualistic, spiteful inventions of the Babylonian or the Greek pantheons.

Well, James White isn't having any of that, and neither am I. Dr. White has a robust belief in a truly sovereign God. God as God. And so he is not afraid to tackle theodicy issues in light of it all. A God Who is sovereign is big enough to account for all that goes on in His created universe, including the worst evils that both man and spirits have invented or committed. His antagonists have such a shallow, self-contradictory and illogical theology that there isn't a chance that they they would ever even attempt to come to serious grips with a topic like the one in this video. Instead they resort to the equivalent of putting their hands over their ears and screaming "Na na na na na..." as you will see.



Next Tuesday (god willing) I'll post another video from Dr. White dealing with questions surrounding these issues.

2 Comments:

Blogger Derek Ashton said...

Tony,

This is excellent. Dr. White gets a standing ovation from me (but NOT a t-shirt).

[Clapping ... more clapping ... thunderous applause]

I can't wait to see the rest of this.

Derek

8:55 pm  
Blogger agonizomai said...

Derek,

Good stuff! We'll make a high(er) Calvinist of you yet!

Blessings,


Tony

9:30 pm  

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