Here are two quotes from RC Sproul. These are not obscure quotes. These are oft repeated quotes from him.
If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled.
This quote says that every single piece of creation is doing exactly what God tells it to do. “Sovereignty,” for Sproul, means God is in meticulous control of everything. Being in charge means dictating absolutely everything that everything does. If God is not dictating every element of creation, then God is not sovereign.
So now, the exact same man says this quote:
Every sin is an act of cosmic treason, a futile attempt to dethrone God in His sovereign authority.
Every sin is going against God’s sovereign authority. Sin is cosmic treason.
I don’t get it.
I know this is where the Calvinist chalks things up to “mystery.” But no, this isn’t a mystery, one of the two has to be false.
If every molecule is doing what God tells it to do, then how can molecules join together to commit cosmic treason?
The best solution to the contradiction is not chalking it up to mystery, and it certainly isn’t deciding that nothing is really sin, but admitting his understanding of sovereignty is wrong.
God is sovereign. Sovereign does not mean making every part of creation do what He wants it to do.
God establishes boundaries. Creation is free inside those boundaries. God is in control to restrict any violation of the boundaries. Nothing is out of His reach to intervene.
I do believe sin is cosmic treason. I’ll take that quote over his molecule quote, that one is just nuts.
Don’t get carried away in your theological ideas. Pretty soon you don’t make sense. Incoherence isn’t proof of mystery; it’s proof your theology has derailed.