Question: You argued against the concept of a dot, but isn't
there a sovereign dot? Wouldn't you agree that God's sovereign will applies to individuals as well
as every individual thing that happens? How can you say there is no individual will of God?
Answer: I addressed this issue in endnote 2 of chapter 3, "Does God
Have Three Wills?" but it naturally surfaces here as well. And I acknowledge that the point is
well taken. God's sovereign will is, in fact, individual. I affirmed that in this chapter by
explaining that the sovereign will is detailed or exhaustive. In the end, for each decision made
by a human being, there is one divinely appointed alternative-sovereignly chosen.
So when I say there is no "individual will of God," I mean there is no individual will in the
sense intended by the traditional view. You see, I have also established that the sovereign will
of God is hidden or secret. It cannot be discovered in advance. But that is just what the
traditional view claims we can and must do. So, yes, there is an individual will encompassed by
the sovereign will. But since that is not what the traditional view means by that terminology, I
have refrained from saying so (until now) in order to avoid confusion. Remember, this book was
written to provide "A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View."