Obeying your parents honors the Lord and improves your life. Following this rule will prevent many heartaches and scars. And God also said if you follow it, you’ll live longer.
The attribute of God’s Sovereignty is not an eternal attribute. Sovereignty means complete rule or dominion over others. For him to be in control over others there has to be others in which to control. He can’t display His power over creatures unless the creatures exist.
Southern Baptist reforms have taken place, mostly at the national level, occurring with such subtlety that they have been largely undetected by the people in the pews. These failing reforms offer motion without progress—like a car stuck in the mud and spinning its wheels.
Perhaps the view that “God so loved the world” means “God so loved the elect” can be established from other texts. But proper exegesis rules out this interpretation…
We will never be anything for God or achieve anything worthwhile unless we are His absolutely.