So, believe it or not, everyone ... man's free will is in control.
I shall refrain from saying ... Man's free will is King!
Man's free will?
Man's will is in bondage to the devil, and sin. Even if it were not, it is far
from being king!
That's blasphemy, and spoken in ignorance of the scriptures. You need to learn about who will is King!
A few words from the late A.W.Pink.
The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy—(see Web Site on Supremacy). Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases always as He pleases
. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him. So His own Word expressly declares: Isaiah 46:10"My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure". (Daniel 4:35)"He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand".
Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the Throne of the universe, directing all things, working all things "after the counsel of His own will" (Eph. 1:11)
"Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places".
Yes, dear reader, such is the imperial Potentate revealed in Holy Writ. Unrivalled in majesty, unlimited in power, unaffected by anything outside Himself. But we are living in a day when even the most "orthodox" seem afraid to admit the proper Godhood of God. They say that to press excludes human responsibility; whereas human responsibility is based upon Divine sovereignty, and is the product of it
.(Psalm 115:3)"But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased".
He sovereignly chose to place each of His creatures on that particular footing which seemed good in His sight. He created angels: some He placed on a conditional footing, others He gave an immutable standing before Him (1 Tim. 5:21)
, making Christ their head (Col. 2:10)
. Let it not be overlooked that the angels which sinned (2 Pet. 2:5),. were as much His creatures as the angels that sinned not. Yet God foresaw they would fall, nevertheless He placed them on a mutable creature, conditional footing, and suffered them to fall
though He was not the Author of their sin.So too
, God sovereignly placed Adam in the garden of Eden upon a conditional footing. Had He so pleased, He could have
placed him upon an unconditional footing; He could have placed him on a footing as firm as
that occupied by the unfallen angels, He could have placed him upon a footing as sure and as immutable as that which His saints have in Christ
. But, instead, He chose to set him in Eden on the basis of creature responsibility, so that he stood or fell according as he measured or failed to measure up to his responsibility obedience to his Maker. Adam stood accountable to God by the law which his Creator had given him. Here was responsibility, unimpaired responsibility, tested out under the most favorable conditions.
Now God did not place Adam upon a footing of conditional, creature responsibility, because it was right He should so place him. No, it was right because God did it
. God did not even give creatures being because it was right for Him to do so, i. e., because He was under any obligations to create; but it was right because He did so. God is sovereign
. His will is supreme. So far from God being under any law of "right," He is a law unto Himself
, so that whatsoever He does is right. And woe be to the rebel that calls His sovereignty into question
:(Isaiah 45:9)"Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker. Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the thing say to Him that fashioned it, What makest Thou?"
Again; the Lord God sovereignly placed Israel upon a conditional footing. The 19th, 20th and 24th chapters of Exodus afford a clear and full proof of this. They were placed under a covenant of works. God gave to them certain laws, and made national blessing for them depend upon their observance of His statutes. But Israel were stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart. They rebelled against Jehovah, forsook His law, turned unto false gods, apostatized. In consequence, Divine judgment fell upon them, they were delivered into the hands of their enemies, dispersed abroad throughout the earth, and remain under the heavy frown of God’s displeasure to this day.
It was God in the exercise of His high sovereignty that placed Satan and his angels, Adam, Israel, in their respective responsible positions. But so far from His sovereignty taking away responsibility from the creature, it was by the exercise thereof that He placed them on this conditional footing, under such responsibilities as He thought proper; by virtue of which sovereignty, He is seen to be God over all. Thus, there is perfect harmony between the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of the creature. Many have most foolishly said that it is quite impossible to show where Divine sovereignty ends and creature accountability begins. Here is where creature responsibility begins: in the sovereign ordination of the Creator. As to His sovereignty, there is not and never will be any "end" to it!