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October 28, 2007 / Daniel

God’s Sovereignty, Omniscience

Here’s some of my doctrinal statement for Christian Theology.

God alone is the sovereign ruler of the cosmos (Ps. 115:3; Acts 4:24; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 19:11-16). He does whatever He pleases and answers to no one for His actions (Ps. 115:3). His plans cannot be thwarted (Isa. 14:24-27). In His wise providential care for His creation, nothing can happen that He does not cause or allow (Rom. 8:28). Therefore, there is no such thing as accident or a coincidence (1 Kings 22:29-40; Prov. 16:33). As the Sovereign Creator, God is both transcendent and immanent in relation to His creation. He is not in anyway limited by His creation and yet He chooses to interact and relate with His cosmos (Ps. 113:5-6; Isa. 55:8-9; Isa. 57:15; Jer. 23:23-24; Acts 17:24-28).

As an infinite being, God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, and immutable (Acts 17:24-25; Ps. 147:5; Ps. 139:7-12; Gen. 17:1; Matt. 19:26; 2 Chr. 16:9). His knowledge is perfect and complete. He exhaustively knows the past, the present, and future (Ps. 139:1-16; Isa. 46:9-10; Heb. 4:13; 1 John 3:20). In His infinite wisdom, He not only knows what will happen in the future, but He also knows what could have happened and would have happened in this world if the circumstances were in anyway different (Ex. 3:19; Ex. 13:17; 1 Sam. 23:11-13; 2 Kings 13:19; Matt. 11:23).

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  1. Bryan L / Oct 28 2007 3:39 am

    Has Wheaton changed any of your beliefs?

  2. Daniel / Oct 28 2007 3:48 am

    Are you implying that I sound too Reformed? 🙂

    I’m definitely still in the Arminian camp. I believe in conditional election.

  3. Bryan L / Oct 28 2007 4:17 am

    Actually that did cross my mind a bit after reading this. : ) But actually I was just curious since Wheaton has come great professors if any of them have changed your mind on anything yet. It must be really different there than Moody (I would assume).

  4. Daniel / Oct 30 2007 3:50 am

    I haven’t been here long enough to measure that yet.

    Yet there are a quite of few differences between the schools.

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