God’s Sovereignty & Man’s Responsibility – Class Audio

Posted: June 4, 2014 in Christian Living, Theology

matrixThis past Sunday, I taught a class on the topic of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. While this usually conjures up thoughts about the debate of Calvinism vs. Arminianism, the scope of this class was much larger. We discussed the nature of God’s sovereignty and how it is specifically expressed in the world. We assessed God’s sovereignty in creation, the affairs of men, and the salvation of individuals. Next we looked at the nature of human responsibility. What does it mean to have free will and moral accountability? Is our will truly free or is it constrained in some way by sin? Finally, we examined two of the most common objections raised against the teachings of these doctrines. Objection #1: People claim these doctrines are not helpful and will only cause an increase in sin. Objection #2: God’s sovereignty over human actions negates the free will and moral responsibility of human beings, making man a robot and God the author of evil.

Regardless of your stance on “the Calvinist debate,” I think you will find much to agree with in this class. I hope you find it helpful.


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