SOVEREIGNTY (sovereign): refers to God's absolute authority over his creation. The bible clearly teaches that God answers to no other person and his purposes will ultimately be carried out in His plan for His Creation. However, confusion arises because some teach that this means God must have predetermined every single thought and action in creation (beginning to end) otherwise sovereignty is compromised. This is not the definition of sovereignty nor a teaching of the Bible. God chose to create creatures who possess free will and interacts with them on the basis or His creating them with free will. Ultimately, God knows all things and shapes the course of this world so that his plan will be carried out (Sin will be judged, Believers will be saved, and God will be glorified, in addition to the creation of a new heaven and Earth free from the curse of sin as it was meant to be).