The sovereignty of God


R.C. Sproul

In my classes in the seminary, I raise questions like, “Is God in control of every single molecule in the universe?” When I raise that question, I say, “The answer to that question will not determine whether you are a Christian or a Moslem, a Calvinist or an Arminian, but it will determine whether you are a theist or an atheist.” Sometimes the students can’t see the connection. And I say to them, “Don’t you realize that if there is one molecule in this universe running around loose outside the scope or the sphere of God’s divine control and authority and power, then that single maverick molecule may be the grain of sand that changes the entire course of human history, that blocks God from keeping the promises he has made to his people?” It may be that one maverick molecule that will prevent Christ from the consummation of his kingdom. For if there is one maveri!
ck molecule, it would mean that God is not sovereign. If God is not sovereign, then God is not God. If there is any element of the universe that is outside of his authority, then he no longer is God over all. In other words, sovereignty belongs to deity. Sovereignty is a natural attribute of the Creator. God owns what he makes, and he rules what he owns. – R.C. Sproul

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

3 thoughts on “The sovereignty of God

  1. Dr. Sproul is looking pretty old these days. But I have always loved the way he makes the complex simple. And in the process, he gives a little understanding to a simple guy such as myself.

  2. The very first book I read by RC Sproul was “Chosen By God”, eight or nine years ago, and from that time on I have enjoyed listening to RC Sproul I want to read “The Last Days According To Jesus”. The Sovereignty of God, once I understood it, helped me through many, many trials and frustrations. Good post Micah. Thanks.

Leave a Reply