The Divine Decree

Simple Theologian Podcast



  1. Show topic intro: The Divine Decree is the eternal plan or purpose in which God has foreordained all things that come to pass.

Characteristics of Divine Decrees

  1. Wisdom (Ephesians 3:9-11)
  2. Eternal (Ephesians 3:11)
  3. Effectual (Isaiah 46:8-11)
  4. Unchangeable (Psalm 33:11)
  5. Unconditional (Acts 2:22-24)


  1. Inconsistent with, the moral freedom of man. (Gen 50:19-20; Acts 4:22-29)
  2. Makes people not care about seeking salvation.
  3. Makes God the author of sin. (Active vs Passive decree)


  1. God having a plan brings order.
  2. God having a plan brings purpose.

#10 – The Divine Decree
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