3IntroductionThe idea that God is in control over His creation can be the most comforting of all of God’s attributes. Charles H. Spurgeon said while preaching Matthew 20:15, “There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s sovereignty. Under the most adversecircumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that sovereignty overrules them, and that sovereignty will sanctify them all.”1Most would agree with the idea Spurgeon presents. They would say, “Yes, God is in control of his creation!” Yet, throughout church history there has been a debate as to how much control God has in His sovereignty especially in regard to the free will that was given by God to His creation, Man. Nothing gets man more paranoid than the thought that what they say, do, or who they are isnot of their own volition but, someone else has decided for them. And what tends to scare people most is that God, in his sovereignty, may have predestined their salvation or damnation from before creation. Can God do that? Exactly how sovereign is God? What does that mean for their salvation? Do they really have a choice in accepting Christ? Is there no hope for others? How is a sovereign God compatible, if even possible, to my free will concerning salvation?This paper will attempt to answer these questions for readers by examining the Calvinist view on the sovereignty of God in relation to what that means for the free will of man. The purpose for this examination will be to demonstrate the sufficiency of the Calvinist approach in reconciling sovereignty of God and free will especially in the salvation of man. The Sovereignty of God Defined1Charles H. Spurgeon, “Divine Sovereignty,” The Essential Works of Charles Spurgeon: Selected Books,Sermons, and Other Writings,. (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2009) : Kindle.