For many Christians, especially “babes in Christ” or new converts, they may have no or little conception of the alleged conundrum between God’s sovereignty and man’s fee will. When a person says they believe in the “Sovereignty of God”, in context of soteriology (doctrine of salvation), they mean what is defined by the Theological term, Theocentric Determinism. This means “God centered determination” (i.e. Calvinism). The roots of Theocentric Determinism lie in a very common spiritual belief that everything happens for a divine purpose or that everything that is, has a sufficient reason for being and being precisely as it is, and not otherwise, from the foundation of the world. Now roughly speaking, Theocentric Determinism is the idea that every event that has occurred, including human will, cognition and action, was a direct result and caused by an unbroken “casual chain” of prior divinely determined occurrences and conditions together with the laws by which God governs his creation, or broadly; “cause and effect”. There are no mysterious or wholly random occurrences of events. God has “determined” a purpose and a plan for all events as they have occurred and will occur and no event happens other than the way God has determined it to be (predestination), even an individuals choice to believe in Jesus as Savior. Theologically, the term “free will” is defined many ways, but it is best summed up as Anthropocentric Libertarianism (i.e. Arminianism). This essentially means “man centered liberty or freedom of will”. God does not assert coercing power over an individuals will and choices beyond what an individual can resist, this results in individuals being held morally responsible and accountable for their actions. It further implies that the self-caused will can and does control some of the actions and choices of a man’s spiritual consciousness (i.e. accepting or rejecting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His free gift of salvation) Anthropocentric Libertarianism is generally held to be the combination of the following beliefs: that free will is incompatible with Theocentric Determinism that human beings do possess self-caused and self-determining free will, and that Theocentric Determinism is false Anthropocentric Libertarians (self-determining free will) subscribe to the belief which states that an action cannot be both “free” and “determined” at the same time. Free choices are ones which could have been different to what they actually were (the ability of ‘contrary choice’). Therefore, this means that there is no “previous cause” prior to the individual freely choosing it; the individual’s will is the originator or determiner of future “casual” actions. The future actions of an individual are known to God (foreknowledge) but an individuals future actions are not determined by God. The will is self-determining, hence it is a “free-will” and not divinely determined. God does “convict” but not “coerce” the will. Sovereign Compatibilism is the Theological position that Theocentric Determinism and Anthropocentric Libertarianism are in fact compatible. In other words God’s Sovereignty and man’s free and responsible will are harmonious in God’s eternal decrees. The Compatibilist believes in the incomprehensible ability of God to exercise control over His creation in general and people individually in such a manner necessary to not violate a person’s morally responsible will while maintaining his Divine Sovereignty over everything for His eternal redemptive purpose. Though an individual acts and chooses of his free and unencumbered will, his choices are known by God and in fact fulfill precisely His perfect plan and purpose; hence they were determined from a divine perspective, but uncoerced from a human perspective. This can best be illustrated by the Old Testament story of Joseph and his brothers. Their jealousy of Joseph was of their own free will. They acted upon their own free will. They changed their minds from casting him into a pit, to instead selling him to passing Midianite traders. Of all the Midianite traders that have gone by their area of their own free will, they sold Joseph to the one that went into Egypt and sold Joseph to the exact person of the Pharaohs’ palace by his free will. We see a “casual chain of events” where each and every person acted of their own free will, yet at the end of the story we read how Joseph’s brothers meant it for evil, but God meant it for good. We clearly see the Sovereignty of God working harmoniously with the free will of man, not in opposition to it. Yes, God can do all things.