How do you define the "sovereignty of God"? How does it relate to salvation, sin, hell, and just plain everyday occurrences: is God the author and/or cause of sin, and if not, does that mean He is not "sovereign"? How much "free will" is allowed before God is no longer "sovereign"? Is there a difference between God controlling everything and God being in control of everything? Does God directly control (i.e. cause) absolutely everything that ever happens (good and evil), including forum debates, and does any attempt to deny such tell God that He is not "sovereign"? I think we might be able to avoid talking over each others' heads if we could agree on what certain terminology means. So, what is the "Sovereignty of God" and what does it entail?