Sovereignty and Responsibility
One might ask, “how do you reconcile God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility”? The answer is simple. They don’t have to be reconciled because they are already friends. Please don’t misunderstand. I did not say, “sovereignty versus free will”. Those two things are mutually exclusive. God cannot be sovereign if man determines the destiny of his own soul.
The Word of God clearly teaches that our God is absolutely sovereign over all the free and uncoerced thoughts and actions of men. The Word of God also teaches that every person is fully responsible for every choice they make. To deny God’s sovereignty, will lead to legalism. To deny man’s responsibility, will lead to fatalism. “Him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain”. Acts 2:23. – Greg