Reconciling God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility?


The key to understanding these two concepts better for me at least leans on the term ‘ limited delegation of responsibility.’ We ll? The boss delegates limited responsibility to them. (1) These two concepts of God’s sovereignty and human responsibility are only in conflict if God’s sovereignty is total, 100 percent. Or if human responsibility is in name only, making it invalid. Think of a general on the battlefield. Does he make every decision or depend on his platoon, division and company commanders to fine tune his decisions and exercise initiative? The football coach calls the play but does He expect the quarterback to make the best decision on run/ pass option plays? (2) Human responsibility is limited to a context. It is never unlimited. For example, a man is not free to fly like a bird, live for 300 years, delete the law of gravity or reject Jesus Christ and go to a Bible heaven. Our human freedom is limited. (Praise God it is. I need God’s watchful eye, comfort and protection). (3) We see these two concepts side by side in Scripture operating smoothly. “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Ptr 2.21 NAS). . . . . “according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ . . .” (1 Ptr 1.2 NAS). – after Ravi Zacharias.see this operating in our daily world continually. The owner of a company is in charge—full control. But does he make every single decision in his 75 employee firm? Or do employees in finance. HR, production and sales have many decisions to make?

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