Orthodox Christians believe that God is Sovereign over the universe. Does this mean that when sin happens, He simply allows it, or does He get more involved? If God does, in fact, decree a specific sin - how involved does He get, in order to make sure that that particular sin (instead of another sin) actually occurs?
I want to hear about your beliefs.
First, read through the definitions of the terms that will be used: Levels of Involvement
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You consider yourself to be:
___ An open theist
___ An Arminian
___ A non-Calvinist Christian
___ A Calvinist
___ A three point, or four point Calvinist
___ Other (Please explain)
Do you believe that God is completely Sovereign over all creation?
In your opinion, which viewpoints presented here represent a belief that YOU hold to, regarding the sin of humans?
Please mark an “X” by all statements that you believe are true, or just highlight in yellow. If you believe that none of the statements are consistent with what you believe, then do not mark or highlight any options.
___ God is sometimes ignorant of sin that will occur
___ God is completely uninvolved with occurring sin
___ God is helpless to stop some sin
___ God sometimes allows sin
___ God sometimes actively gives permission for sin to occur
___ God is a “cause in fact” for sin; without Him, no sin could have happened
___ God “aids and abet”s those who He knows will harm others
___ God provides synergist energy, thus enabling people to carry out every act of sin
___ God sometimes acts as a trigger or catalyst for someone committing a particular sin
___ Like the police, God sometimes entraps people by putting them in situations where He knows they will sin
___ God sometimes puts sinful ideas in people's minds
___ God sometimes lightly influences people to sin
___ God sometimes invents/masterminds the sin
___ God sometimes internally commands people to sin
___ God sometimes then internally persuades people to sin
___ God sometimes tempts people to sin
___ God sometimes indoctrinates people's minds, so that they will commit the sin
___ God sometimes inspires a sin
___ God sometimes manipulates a person to sin
___ God sometimes incites them to arouse them to commit the sin
___ God sometimes incepts the idea into their head, so that they think that they were the one to think it up
___ God sometimes uses overwhelming influence to get the person to sin
___ God occasionally, in effect, “drugs” people, by manipulating their brain chemistry to the point that they cannot go against the temptation that God is enforcing with the chemicals
___ God sometimes uses mind-control to make people want to sin and then sin; like a programmer causes a robot to act, by controlling all cognitions
___ God sometimes causes people to sin without will; like a puppet-master controls the actions of a willess puppet
___ God sometimes forces people to sin against their will