God’s Sovereignty and First Causes It has been asked several times on this list whether or not a Sovereign God could create a world in which His creation could be granted the abilities and powers requisite of freedom of choice, i.e., the power to actually form the intents of the heart, and as such be the first cause of them. Silence to my knowledge has been the only response. It appears that those that raise the issue of God’s Sovereignty at every turn when it might prove advantageous to their arguments, seem to limit God when it comes to being sovereign and making sovereign choices. Why do those crying “Sovereign” the loudest limit God in this regard? Could God not make a being in His own image if in fact He so desired, granting to man the power to be the first cause of his intents just as God is the first cause of His?