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Sovereignty of God
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Sovereign; Sovereignty
Sovereign; Sovereignty The Aram malḵû is most often translated “kingdom” (e.g., Dnl. 2:37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44), and it represents “kingdom” in the senses of both a sovereign government and the power held by that government. RSV has “sovereignty” for malḵû in its second occurrence in Dnl. 2:44 (AV,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sovereignty of God
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. This term expresses the biblical teaching concerning the absolute, irresistible, infinite, and unconditional exercise of God’s self-will over every area of His creation. God is the Disposer of all events throughout both time and eternity, as well as the Creator and Sustainer of all
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Sovereignty of God
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. A term by which is expressed the supreme rulership of God. This is rightly held to be not an attribute of God but a prerogative based upon the perfections of the divine Being.The possession of the most complete sovereignty is a necessary part of the proper conception of God and is
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sovereigntyof God, his absolute right to do all things according to his own good pleasure (Dan. 4:25, 35; Rom. 9:15–23; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 4:11).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Sovereignty of God
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD — a theological term that refers to the unlimited power of God, who has sovereign control over the affairs of nature and history (Is. 45:9–19; Rom. 8:18–39). The Bible declares that God is working out His sovereign plan of redemption for the world and that the conclusion is certain.
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Sovereignty of God
sovereignty of God. God’s authority and power to accomplish his will as the supreme Ruler of all things. God expresses his sovereignty through his *decrees and actions, which are planned in complete independence from anything outside himself and enacted throughout *redemptive history. The Reformed tradition
Sphere Sovereignty
sphere sovereignty. A feature of *neo-Calvinism originally articulated by Abraham *Kuyper, which views every area of society—family, *government, economics, church, etc.—as distinct realms of influence and authority, with each arising out of the created order and governed by the *sovereignty of God.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Sovereignty of God
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD Biblical teaching that God possesses all power and is the ruler of all things (Ps. 135:6; Dan. 4:34–35). God rules and works according to His eternal purpose, even through events that seem to contradict or oppose His rule.Biblical Teaching Scripture emphasizes God’s rule in three
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Sovereignty of God
sovereignty of God. The English term sovereignty connotes a situation in which persons or political entities exercise supreme power over the whole area of their jurisdiction. A sovereign is one who enjoys full autonomy, allowing no rival immunities. As applied to God, these terms indicate his complete
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Sovereignty and Providence of God
SOVEREIGNTY AND PROVIDENCE OF GODThe providence of God refers to His direction and care over all creation. God’s sovereignty refers to the fact that God is the supreme Ruler and Lawgiver of the universe.Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city,
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Sovereignty of God
Sovereignty of God. The biblical teaching that God is king, supreme ruler, and lawgiver of the entire universe.
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Sovereignty of God
SOVEREIGNTY OF GODThe assertion of God’s sovereignty is essential to Christian belief. It is an amplification of the assertion that God is Ruler, King and Lord of all, what is otherwise depicted by the trisagion of Isa. 6 with its vision of God sitting upon a throne. It is expressed in the affirmation
Key passages
Ps 29:10

Yahweh sits enthroned at the flood, and Yahweh sits as king forever.

Da 4:34–37

“But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and then my reason returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and the one who lives forever I praised and I honored. “For his sovereignty is an everlasting sovereignty, …

Mt 10:29–30

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one of them will not fall to the ground without the knowledge and consent of your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered!

1 Ti 6:13–16

I command you, in the sight of God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you observe the commandment without fault, irreproachable until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will make known in his own time, the …

Re 19:16

And he has a name written on his outer garment and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

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