"The things most surely believed among us"
By Earl Cochran
The Scripture are very clear that the God set forth in the Word, that He has given us, is the God of heaven and of earth. As such He is the absolute Sovereign over all that He has created. We are admonished to: "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from beginning, and from the ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure" (Isa. 46: 9-10): (See Isa. 45: 7, 23; Psa. 115:3; Dan. 2:20,21; Dan. 4:3,17; 34,35; Acts 17:24-26; Rom. 9:10-21). There are many others; search them out if you have an interest. These many passages teach us that not a seed sprouts, not a baby is born, not a plant grows; nothing takes place apart from the absolute sovereignty of God, including life and death.