Agonizomai: Sovereign God and Free Agent Man

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sovereign God and Free Agent Man
I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order that men should fear before him.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

The event of man’s labors depends wholly on God’s immutable purpose. Man’s part, therefore, is to do and enjoy every earthly thing in its proper season, not setting aside God’s order, but observing deep reverence towards God; for the mysteriousness and unchangeableness of God’s purposes are designed to lead "man to fear before Him." Man knows not the event of each act: otherwise he would think himself independent of God.

Jamieson, Fausset Brown - On Ecclesiastes 3:14


2 Comments:

Blogger ChosenClay said...

I like what John G. Reisinger says reqarding God's Part and Man's Part in Salvation. See http://www.gospeloutreach.net/salvation_responsibility.html.

1:26 am  
Blogger agonizomai said...

Chosen,

Thanks for commenting.

Yes, I'm familiar with the brothers Reisinger and I would agree with the vast majority of what John G. said in the article you cited.

Their view of the sovereignty of God was also summed up in a whimsical little ditty called "The Hornet Song", in which it is explained that God forces no one to repent and believe, but that He does make them willing to do so.

Blessings,


Tony

5:20 am  

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