I am not a follower of predestination, but of free will. I am also a follower of God, being the beginning and the end, is able to look down through time to know what anyone will choose, having all knowledge.
You don't think God is sovereign? You don't find this anywhere in scripture?
What do you believe being sovereign means?
The only thing I said is that the Word is not in scripture. It is in some newer translations, but I study out of the KJV. Since it's not a word used in scripture, I never refer to it.
The definition means in a class of it's own, prince, supreme ruler.
Rom 13:1 says there is no power, but of God.
According to his divine power, He has given us all things that pertain to life and Godliness through the knowledge of him.
It's through his divine power we have things, there is no other divine power to rely on.
Divine power, being the only true source of real power, does not equate into lawlessness, or the breaking of His word. If God said he wishes no one to perish, then God has not hand picked some to endure hell despite their choices.
This topic often get some people to mention that God is Sovereign to say that God does not keep his word, and is a respecter of persons, doing what he wants, to who he wants, and when he wants. If that be the case, then we have nothing eternal to stand on.
Hence I avoid the Word, as it's not in my KJV.
Jesus Is Lord.
Your understanding of God is Sovereign is not the understanding I have, so you are correct when you imply that others have a different understanding. Being Sovereign does not mean being a puppeteer. It means He can allow what He desires to happen, and disallow what He does not.
Perhaps you would have a better understand if you do not always stick to one bible. You are communicating with others that are reading other bibles. Maybe you should understand where they are coming from before taking a stance and making an argument. If you want to discuss with people who are using a different bible, look at what they are reading and respond to that instead of remaining in a place that causes a division. Try reading the Greek and Hebrew copies to understand better.