Old Testament

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Youngblood Chapter 2: Sovereignty Tracy Christiansen Professor Brown Crown College March 8, 2016

The principles of sovereignty can be defined by the following aspects: To be sovereign is to possess supreme power and authority so that one is in complete control and can accomplish whatever he pleases. “Our God in heaven; he does whatever pleases him” (Psalms 115:3). It is God's world, his creation and He alone is sovereign over it. More so, the existence of the universe or any creation is from God and nothing or no one else. Thus, the entire
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Hebrews 11:27 tells of Moses and his faith in God’s sovereignty, "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible." Through the faith of Moses, God brought down seven plagues, hardened a Pharaoh’s heart, parted a sea and lead his people out of Egypt. Moses, who had never know God, did not have parents or teachers to show him who God was, put his faith and in and gave his life to God. God instructs Abram to leave his land, his family and his people, all that Abram knew and go to a different land, and Abram departs to follow God’s instructions. He again follows God’s direction to sacrifice Isaac, without question, faithful in God. God knows his people and his purpose for each before he created them, proving again his ultimate sovereignty. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5).
Youngblood (1998) points out that in our day much attention is being given what is called “situation ethics” or “the morality of relativism”. We in modern times continue to change the interpretation of the Old Testament to our own thinking. Jesus taught that the Ten Commandments and laws of the time where subject to some interpretations but, he never said that we as humans are never to take

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