God’s Sovereign Decree


From all eternity God decreed everything that occurs, without reference to anything outside Himself.

He did this by the perfectly wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably.

Yet God did this in such a way that He is neither the author of sin nor has fellowship with any in their sin.

This decree does not violate the will of the creature or take away the free working of second causes. In this decree God’s wisdom is displayed in directing all things, and His power and faithfulness are demonstrated in accomplishing His decree. – 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

“…this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death…” -Acts 2:23

Is 46:10; Eph 1:11; Heb 6:17; Rom 9:15,18; James 1:13; I John 1:5; Acts 4:27,28; John 19:11; Numbers 23:19; Ephesians 1:3-5

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