I know for many people that the concept of Sovereignty is foreign to their thinking. As we all know, we don’t live in a time where we are being ruled over by a king in our country and hence grasping the idea of a sovereign who sits on a thrown ruling with righteousness is clearly not something we can all relate to.
As a Christian and especially as a student of scripture, I have come to recognize that bible teaches unquestionably the sovereignty of God and for the most part Christians will agree with me. Where our disagreements tend to begin is to what extent God is sovereign. The problems begin when we begin to try to define what exactly God is sovereign over. When we begin to say that God is sovereign even over the salvation of men then we are stepping on the toes of many evangelical Christians. With that said, many have adopted a very incomplete understanding of what is meant by God’s sovereignty over salvation. This has lead to numerous misrepresentations of what we believe and has resulted in more heat than light.
We have posted numerous resources on the topic of the Doctrines of Grace and I thought it might be worthwhile to offer a new resources that was just released this year. It is called Five Points Towards a Deeper Experience of God’s Grace by John Piper. It is a short read but we feel it will give the average Christian a good primer on what we believe. We pray that it might bring some clarity to the subject and perhaps create an opportunity to bring some clarity on an often muddied topic. Here is a video introduction by John Piper: