Interpreting with the ego

What’s wrong with this statement?

“God is in charge but He is not in control. He has left us in control.” ~ Bill Johnson

It sounds like a natural-minded man trying to process spiritual things, which is impossible. The reality is that God is BOTH sovereignly in control AND He uses people to do that, even without them knowing it, AND without violating man’s freewill or responsibility.

Rather than saying WE are in control, he should say, WE are responsible and accountable to do the will of God and obey Him.


“Control” is not the best word to describe either God’s or man’s role, for it implies total autonomy. Men are not God’s robots, and man can do nothing without Jesus.

The natural-minded man will always try and interpret the Bible in favor of his ego.


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