Who's Truly Sovereign? Man? Or God!
Not too long ago a friend of mine forwarded me an article by Andrew Wommack, titled “The Sovereignty Of God.” It should have been titled, "The Sovereignty of Man!" Soon after, I obtained a CD of Mr. Wommack's "sovereignty" teaching and barely made it half way through before I had to turn it off! From reading his article, and listening to his (more in depth) audio teaching, these questions struck me -
- Who's the center of attention? According to Mr. Wommack, Man Is. His theology is man-centered.
- Who's calling the shots? Who's in charge? According to Mr. Wommack, Man Is.
- Who is ultimately sovereign? Mr. Wommack teaches that Man Is Sovereign. It's like God is just sitting around waiting for us to tell him what he can and cannot do!
And I'm not the only one. For a very good, biblical analysis of Mr. Wommack’s "sovereignty" doctrine, read Paul R. Vaughn's (of the Josiah Project) 4-part series, The Sovereignty of Man. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Paul deals most directly with Mr. Wommack in Part 2.
And for even further, more biblically sound treatments addressing and extolling the complete and total sovereignty of the God of the universe, see the following:
John Piper -
The Supremacy of Christ in an Age of Terror
Is God Less Glorious Because He Ordained that Evil Be?
Why I Do Not Say, "God Did Not Cause the Calamity, but He Can Use It for Good"
A.W. Pink -
Objections to God's Sovereignty Answered
Book: The Sovereignty of God (see in particular chapters 7 & 8)
R.C. Sproul -
How do we reconcile the fact that God is sovereign with the fact that he has given us free will as persons?
How would you define the sovereignty of God?
And then the mother lode!
What say you?!