Talking about Sovereignty

Here are a few suggestions about mistakes we can make talking about sovereignty.

One concern might be with the analogy used to explain point two. I’m not sure it entirely works for a Reformed approach. Sometimes a similar point is made about the difference between God causing (agency) and ordaining an event (willing it to happen, but willing it for divine purposes rather than the evil itself; see point #3!). Not sure how the sovereign king can be said to ordain specific events in the way most Reformed theologians speak about God’s sovereignty. It’s a difficult topic no matter how we answer it.

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