Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church history, Theology

Regeneration Precedes Faith

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part V The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker correctly points out that Calvinist teach that regeneration must precede faith. The speaker believes that is putting “the cart before the horse.” Response. The Bible does teach that regeneration, a new spiritual life, must precede faith, for only those with spiritual life have… Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith

Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Sin & Repentance, Theology

Is God Fair?

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part III Is God Fair? The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker understands that Calvinist teach men are unable, and unwilling to repent, and turn to God, and believe the gospel, and yet God holds men accountable despite this inability. How can that be fair, or just? Response. The question of the… Continue reading Is God Fair?

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Faith, Salvation & Justification, Sin & Repentance

TULIP The Flower of the Reformation

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part II The Flower of the Reformation TULIP The Speaker’s Statement. None of the Five Points of Calvinism are Scriptural, but are a false doctrine. Response. Sweeping statements and generalities are always troublesome to someone who would like a rational conversation. If a particular belief system, held by many godly… Continue reading TULIP The Flower of the Reformation

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Church history, Faith, Sin & Repentance, Theology

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism

Part I A Sermon Against Total Depravity In November, 2018, I was asked to review a sermon by an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor in Florida who is emotionally hostile to  that system of theology called Calvinism. I was willing to do so for two very good reasons. First, with Charles Spurgeon, I believe that the… Continue reading An Arminian Assaults Calvinism

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Politics, Salvation & Justification, Theology

President Obama, Smug Modern Scientists, and Arminians all Have This in Common

On April 21, 1961 President John F. Kennedy appeared at a news conference to explain the failure of the US led invasion of Cuba by a resistance force against Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs. In his opening remarks President Kennedy noted that “Victory has a hundred fathers, and defeat is an orphan.” In… Continue reading President Obama, Smug Modern Scientists, and Arminians all Have This in Common

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, Death & Dying, Faith, Theology

Why is the Soul so Valuable?

AN EXPOSITION OF Mark 8:31-38      31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.      32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took… Continue reading Why is the Soul so Valuable?

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Christian Living, Culture & Society, Faith

A Definitive Question for Arminians

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied” (1 Peter 1:2). I have a question for my Arminian friends who believe that their self-exalted free will determined their salvation, not the sovereign… Continue reading A Definitive Question for Arminians