God’s sovereignty and man’s free will….can the two really coexist?
In the Bible it is said that God is sovereign. If you look up the word in various dictionaries, you would find it described with words such as “supreme,” “independent,” “paramount,” and “power.” However, if it is the case that God is supreme and that He knows and control all things
“God knows all things past, present, and future. There is no limit to His knowledge, for God knows everything completely before it even happens” (Romans 11:33).
How then does man really have free will -the ability to choose? Can we really say we have free will if regardless of our decision God’s will is the one that will prevail?
“Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD’s purposes will prevail” (Prov 19:21).