God’s Control and Our Responsibility

The Aquila Report | 10/12/2018 | Staff
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we read in 1 Timothy 6:15–16 that God is called the “only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, [and] who dwells in unapproachable light.” In Psalm 95:3, we are told that nothing is more powerful or more authoritative than God. He is “a great King above all gods.” No one can resist His will (Rom. 9:19), no one can stay His hand (Dan. 4:35), He rules over the nations (Ps. 22:28), and the kings of the earth are all subject to Him (Ps. 2).

R.C. Sproul will be remembered for many things, but perhaps foremost among them all will be his high view of God. In his lifetime, R.C. helped to initiate something of a modern-day reformation that beckoned the church to embrace what might best be called the “Godness of God.” His ministry—which is continued in and through the work of Tabletalk and Ligonier Ministries—was largely built on the central idea that if God is not sovereign, then He cannot be God. R.C. regularly reminded us that common sense proves this idea must be true. For, if there were anyone or anything in the universe more powerful or more authoritative than God, then that anyone or anything would, by definition, be God.

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But common sense is not the only thing pointing in this direction; the overwhelming teaching of Scripture certainly does this as well. And R.C. regularly reminded us about that, too. Thus, we read in 1 Timothy 6:15–16 that God is called the “only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, [and] who dwells in unapproachable light.” In Psalm 95:3, we are told that nothing is more powerful or more authoritative than God. He is “a great King above all gods.” No one can resist His will...
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