Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, Part 4

In previous parts of God’s Sovereignty and Prayer, I have argued that God does not change his mind on some things (e.g., his promises), but that he does change his intended actions based on the prayers and response of people. If this is true, then it raises the issue...

Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, Part 3

In Part 2 of Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, we examined some Bible passages that provided strong support for the belief that prayer can change the mind of God. We now turn to some passages that suggest that God does not change his mind -what he intends to do he will...

Prayer and God’s Sovereignty, Part 2

Providence and the Purposes of God The doctrine of God’s providence is closely related to God’s sovereignty. Millard J. Erickson defines providence as “the continuing action of God in preserving his creation and guiding it toward his intended purposes” (Christian...
Prayer and God’s Sovereignty

Prayer and God’s Sovereignty

God is in Control The doctrine of the sovereignty of God concerns God’s rule over his creation. Nothing is more powerful than God, and nothing is above God’s rule. Scripture is clear that God is in complete control, and his reign is supreme. There are no other gods...