Undeniably Sovereign

There are times when the things we see going on in this world and in our lives from a platform of flesh. At those times it can seem to overwhelm us even to the point of despair. However, when we come to terms with God’s Sovereignty, we find a rock, a platform that will not move nor change. Follow this link to a poem that describes that process of coming into the light better than my poor words ever could.

7 thoughts on “Undeniably Sovereign

  1. Mike,

    The truth of Gods sovereignty is beautiful and loving. I am so glad that my salvation does not depend on my own will or any other man.

    Compare Evangelyns poem with this quote from Rick Warren’s video

    “Warren says that if Christians fail in their duty to evangelize, “there will be people who are not in heaven who should have been there”…”

    This quote can be found at Bible Bulletin Board.

    Love in Christ,


  2. Rachel,

    R.W.’s theology is completely man based. It seems here lately that God has been continually reminding me of His sovereignty. That is why we must be obedient to Him, but we do so knowing full well that He will save His people.

    In our daily lives as believers we need to learn to see His sovereignty in everything as well. When we finally come to grips with it we will find that those things that stress us and lead us down paths of despair are being allowed by Him to drive us to submit more and more to the Lordship of Christ.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff


  3. Mike,

    I sent this to my sunday school class last night. I hope you do not mind me posting it here? If you want to remove it for another time I understand.

    These are some more recent quotes by Rick Warren. For those of you who have made it clear to our church that being purpose driven is not a good idea, this is verification that you are correct.

    “We’ve got some people who only focus on moral purity and couldn’t care less about the poor, the sick, the uneducated. And they haven’t done zip for those people.”

    “Christians these days are defined by their “big mouth” — what they argue against, not what they embrace.”

    “Any church that fails to fulfill the five purposes…is not really a church!”

    “…churches will need to help people understand that being a fully devoted follower of Jesus means involvement in P.E.A.C.E.”
    Not as recent, is the following reminder of what the Jewish Journal attributed Rick Warren as saying at Synagogue 3000 and NOT saying at Synagogue 3000 late last year.

    “The other secret to his success is his passion for God and Jesus. Warren managed to speak for the entire evening without once mentioning Jesus — a testament to his savvy message-tailoring.”

    These words are supposed to be a praise for Warren by the Jewish Journalist! How sad, as we are told clearly that anyone who does not have the spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ and these Jews are on their way to Hell without Jesus. What an opportunity and Warren remains silent. Whose side is he on?????

    “Warren told Wolfson his interest is in helping all houses of worship, not in converting Jews. He said there are more than enough Christian souls to deal with for starters.”

    I personally have never met a Christian who would try to help “all houses of worship” as we all know what happened to those who did this kind of stuff in the old testament. Also, I have never met a Christian who would say we have enough Christian souls to deal with! This statement is clearly anti-christ.

    We are to be watching and waiting for the Lords return at all times. There are clear signs to be watched for given in the gospels, epistles, Daniel and Revelation. I am encouraged to not be caught unaware.

    Love in Christ,


  4. Rachael,

    I also am suspicious of R.W. as being one to watch. That would be thanks to all the disernment sites the Lord had led me to over the last couple of years. Bless them for all the time, research, and all the persecution they get just for telling the truth. Which in turn led me to the truth. Reformed theology. Praise God! Bless my brothers and sisiters who really are out there for the church and our merciful Lord.



  5. I accidently attributed ONE of the quotes: “…churches will need to help people understand that being a fully devoted follower of Jesus means involvement in P.E.A.C.E.” to Warren. This quote was from Lance Witt, Saddleback executive pastor and teaching pastor. This quote can be found on Pastors.com, Warrens web site. All other quotes ARE attributed to Warren.



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