The Sovereignty of God

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SovereigntyOfGod.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Timothy 6:13-21   I.         When looking at the history of the development of the denominational world, one issue that has significant impact revolves around understanding God’s sovereignty.             A.        Sovereignty is being above or superior to others; to be chief, greatest, or supreme.             B.        The question is: Can God be sovereign if…

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The Lord Reigns

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/LordReigns.mp3 by Andrew Long

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The Sovereign Love of God

An Examination of Romans 9 by Bruce Reeves Introduction June 23,24,26,27, 2005, Bruce Reeves debated Calvinistic Baptist Gene Cook on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. The first two nights Mr. Cook affirmed, “The scriptures teach that the alien sinner is forgiven of his past sins by faith only, before…

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Does “draw” means God pulls people in with an irresistible force?

Question: In John 6:44, the Greek word for “draw” is elko which means “to compel by an irresistible force.” This sounds, to me, like God’s intervention. Answer: The Greek word for “draw” in John 6:44 is helkuse the third person, singular, subjunctive, aorist, active form of the word helkuo or helko. It is used to refer to drawing a sword from…

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Free Will and the Power of God

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Photo by Rock’n Roll Monkey on Unsplash A gentleman called me recently to discuss the idea of men having free will. He believed that if a person can choose his own destiny, then he is working against God’s will. Therefore he believes that a concept of free will is at odds…

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Is God’s sovereignty absolute?

Question: I want to ask you about some verses a Baptist friend asked me.  I hope you can help me understand these verses. Do these verses teach that God’s sovereignty is absolute and that He predestined all things which happen, either good or bad? Isaiah 45:6-7; Exodus 4:11; Deuteronomy 32:39; I Samuel 2:6-7; Ecclesiastes 7:13-14;…

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