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Pawns on a Chess Board

Posted By: Tom

Pawns on a Chess Board - Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:13 PM

When talking about God's sovereignty, should Reformed Christians use an analogy like "we are like pawns on a chessboard".
Is it a good analogy?
I read that analogy on a Reformed board.

Tom
Posted By: Pilgrim

Re: Pawns on a Chess Board - Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:29 PM

Originally Posted by Tom
When talking about God's sovereignty, should Reformed Christians use an analogy like "we are like pawns on a chessboard".
Is it a good analogy?
I read that analogy on a Reformed board.

That statement is not Christian, but Fatalism. God is incontrovertibly sovereign over ALL THINGS... And (not but), And man is wholly responsible for his every thought, word and deed. Thus all will have to give an account for the myriad sins committed from their conception to their physical death, not excluding the sin of Adam which is imputed to everyone by virtue of they all being a member of the human race; aka: Original Sin.

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Acts 2:22-23 (ASV) 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know; 23 him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay:

Acts 3:13-18 (ASV) 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Servant Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release him. 14 But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted unto you, 15 and killed the Prince of life; whom God raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And by faith in his name hath his name made this man strong, whom ye behold and know: yea, the faith which is through him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 17 And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 18 But the things which God foreshowed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.

Acts 4:23-28 (ASV) 23 And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said unto them. 24 And they, when they heard it, lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, O Lord, thou that didst make the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is: 25 who by the Holy Spirit, [by] the mouth of our father David thy servant, didst say, Why did the Gentiles rage, And the peoples imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth set themselves in array, And the rulers were gathered together, Against the Lord, and against his Anointed: 27 for of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together, 28 to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass.
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