When God becomes dependant on man, in which the christian humanist doctrine purposes, then he is no longer really Sovereign God but becomes a “god” or diety that one is able to manipulate to meet ones own ends. All religions have this concept. For example, animism, controls the destiny of man by the manipulation of the spirits, polytheism manipulates the gods for their ambitions, Buddism appeases the flesh in order to achieve the perfect state of nothingness to be one with the divine, Hinduism appeases the gods and or the flesh to achieve Nirvana. All man made systems of religious beliefs in the earth try to control their god and thus are able (according to them) to manipulate their own destiny. This concept also occurs in Apostate Christianity.
For when man exalts himself as God (or a god) he then becomes the exclusive determiner of his own destiny. Humanism does this without diety and ‘Christian Humanism” does it with diety.” If it be thy will’, is not emphasized in this type of Christianity but rather it is, “if I will then God will grant.” Christian Humanism adopts the same type of system as all other religions: by certain behavior,(obedience to laws), working out of principals and performances, man can achieve true blessing and achieve oneness with the divine.
Another feature of humanist christianity is the nature of man. Man is a created being with dignity and has godlike features. Man can choose the good because man has a measure of, untarnished from the fall, faith to, of his own accord, choose God and receive salvation with all its benefits in this life. He has a “free determined will”, that also according to them is not tarnished by the fall, that is able to choose the good from evil . Law keepers who can work out their own salvation (with a little god help) are trying in their own efforts to achieve a state of holiness by performance rather than by God’s working out his sovereign will in each individual life.
However,the sovereign God of all the earth says this in his word,
“Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself” (Psa. 50:21)
“I am the first and the last; and beside me there is no God”(Isa. 44:6)
“Nay but, 0 man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say unto Him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” (Rom. 9:20)
“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Rom. 9:16)
“He that thinketh himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself” (Gal. 6:3)
Sam. 2:6-7 The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns.
1 Sam. 12:22 For the Lord will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the Lord has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
Ps. 139:16 Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.
“His Sovereignty rules over all.” – Ps. 103:19
The sovereignty of God is not emphasised in modern Christianity, but rather man is exalted as having good and god like attributes, able to help God in his salvation by contributing his will and to acheive holiness by performance rather than by grace alone.