Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

December 10, 2023

by Dr. Josh Moody

What does the Bible say about divine sovereignty and human responsibility?

People sometimes feel that a belief in the all-powerful God of the Bible necessitates a kind of philosophical fatalism. For instance, people ask, “If God is all powerful and all loving, why do people suffer?” Or, again, people ask, “If God is all powerful, why pray?”

These questions are at root confusions about the relationship between the sovereignty of God and human responsibility. According to the Bible, the sovereignty of God and human responsibility are both true. The Bible frequently and persistently asserts that God is both absolutely and completely sovereign over all the affairs, actions, thinking and believing of humanity and we are morally responsible for our actions.

Click here to read the full paper on this topic by Pastor Josh.


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