God’s attribute: The Sovereignty of God Part 3 – Veritas Domain

April 21, 2021 by SLIMJIM

This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this lesson, we will continue to explore the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, specifically how human responsibility does not make sense unless God is sovereign.

A Dilemma?

  1. Some people see a dilemma: If God is sovereign and is as in control as the Bible says, then why is man responsible?
  2. However, a biblical understanding of human responsibility actually presupposes God’s sovereignty

Defining responsibility

  1. D.A. Carson’s definition: “A personal relationship of obligation and accountability toward (usually) God.”[1]
  2. John Frame notes two aspect to the term responsibility[2]
    1. Responsibility as accountability: That is, we are called into account to a higher authority.
    2. Responsibility as liability: That is, the consequences for our action.
  3. From the above we note that responsibility entails three aspects: obligation, accountability and liability, something we see below as being taught in the Bible.
    1. These three aspects are of course inter-related.
    2. However we can see distinctions between them if we think of the moment of God’s day of judgement being a day of people being called into account while God’s obligation was given in the past before that moment. The consequences and liability of the day of being called into account follows in a future moment.

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The Domain for Truth

This is a series on the attributes of God.

gods_attribute_the_sovereignty

Purpose: In this lesson we will continue to explore the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility, specifically how human responsibility does not make sense unless God is sovereign.

A Dilemma?

  1. Some people see a dilemma: If God is sovereign and is as in control as the Bible says, then why is man responsible?
  2. However, a biblical understanding of human responsibility actually presupposes God’s sovereignty

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