Because God has chosen to create a cosmos populated with free agents, God’s sovereignty is established as much by his wisdom as it is by his power. He gives humans and angels the power to say no to him so they also might have the power to say yes to him. But though these agents are able to thwart his will to some extent, God is nevertheless able to wisely accomplish his overall purposes in spite of, and sometimes by means of, their rebellion.

Gregory Boyd, Satan and the Problem of Evil, IVP Academic (2001), p. 112

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