If God is a sovereign God, it means not only that He’s in control, but that He exercises control through His own will and choices. If it is not by His own will and choices, we cannot legitimately say God is in control. If we can admit to the validity of this truth, then we may go on to recognize that all grace from God is sovereign. It is not only the traditional understanding that grace is a gift with no strings attached (free), but that grace is the result of the singular choice of God. Christians form one of the two groups known as God’s chosen people (the Jews are the other). God’s choice (election) of individual Christians, who as members together form the Body of Christ, was before time began and the foundations of the world. There is to much New Testament scripture confirming this to deny its truth (Eph. 1:3-6, 11, Rom. 8:29-30, 33, 9:11, 15, 2 Tim. 1:9, Titus 1:2, John 15:19). The full comprehension of mankind’s fallen state in Adam is absolutely critical to any proper understanding of God’s sovereign grace.

Some additional reading on this subject, including a personal letter from the author:

Chapter 9 – Many sons in the Glory