4 images of sovereignty
Image 1-The Watchmaker
Image 2-The Cosmic Puppeteer
Image 3-The Chess Game
Image 4-The Divine Playwright
WHAT I HOPE YOU GET….
1. There is a difference between being sovereign (in control) over all and controlling all.
2. There is a difference between God fore-ordaining SOME events of human history, like the cross, and fore-ordaining all events of human history, such as evil.
3. This will sound strange, but when evil appears, it’s easy—perhaps there’s nothing easier to do—to confuse God and Satan.
Perhaps we do not realize the problem, so to call it, of enabling finite free wills to co-exist with Omnipotence. It seems to involve at every moment almost a sort of "divine abdication." -- C. S. Lewis