Author Archive for Bud Diener

I am a lover of God, a lover of my wife and five children, and a lifelong learner of God's word. I am a work in progress. My life purpose is to glorify God in everything, nothing more, nothing less.

God’s Sovereignty Pt. 6

To admit God’s sovereignty is easy. His universal control of everything is present on almost every page of the Bible. But, when confronted with some of the philosophical difficulties related to God’s universal control, believers respond in a variety of…

God’s Sovereignty Pt. 5

Human beings are brilliant. There seems to be no end to what they can accomplish technologically, medically, or creatively. But, there is something that no one can accomplish by himself. In fact, no matter how advanced society becomes, no man…

God’s Sovereignty Pt. 4

No one likes suffering. It is especially difficult to explain the incongruence of a good sovereign God and a world where the innocent suffer. For millennia, philosophers have sought to unravel the mystery. John Stuart Mill, in his series of…

God’s Sovereignty Pt. 3

Solomon was serious about prayer. “Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on earth; therefore let your words be…

God’s Sovereignty Pt. 2

There exists no ambiguity in the biblical record regarding God’s absolute sovereignty over everything. Nevertheless, people struggle to harmonize God’s extensive control over all and human responsibility. Usually the problem sounds something like this; “If God declares the end from…

God’s Sovereignty Pt. 1

The sovereignty of God is one of the most important doctrines in Scripture. Being linked to the eternal character of God, one cannot worship Him as anything less than completely sovereign. Diminishing God’s sovereignty is tantamount to idolatry. I believe…

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