The Fifth Saying “After this, Jesus knowing that all thingswere now accomplished, that the scripturemight be fulfilled, saith, “I thirst.” ~John 19:28 It is hard to imagine that the Maker of […]
How Should “Free Will” be Defined?
There are various views of Free Will. The Humanist View. This is the most prevalent view of Free Will in our culture, and that includes the Church. Free Will is defined […]
Are You Blessed by God
Matthew 5:1-3 The study of the Sermon on the Mount is surrounded by controversy based on presuppositional beliefs guiding the interpretation of the text. There are three major views which are […]
What is Salvation and Evangelical Repentance?
“In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 3:1, 2). It has […]
Have You Been Plucked Out of the Fire?
“And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? […]
Fate, Free Will, and the Tragedy of Macbeth
In his review of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Dr Aidan Elliott, PhD considers a key theme in the tragedy, Fate and Free Will. The play was probably first performed in 1606 […]
Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?
Special attention must be paid in Scripture to the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart, for it presents a doctrinal truth that is very difficult for many Christians to embrace: God is sovereign […]
Is God Fair?
A discussion of God’s fairness is often associated with a conversation about the Biblical doctrines of predestination, free will, election, and Divine sovereignty. A large part of the controversy is failure […]
Does God Really Desire All People to be Saved?
When we probe into a seemingly straightforward question like whether God truly wants all individuals to be saved, we might be tempted to respond somewhat instinctively with something like: “Of course […]
Election and God’s Distinguishing Grace
AN EXPOSITION OF ROMANS 9:8-33 Rejection of the Doctrine of Election By making a dramatic distinction between the physical seed of Abraham, and the spiritual seed, Paul knows that this facet […]
Paul’s Pastoral Heart
AN EXPOSITION OF ROMANS 9:1-7 The life of Paul, as presented in Scripture, suggests that he was a very emotional personality. There is pathos, there is energy to the apostle that […]
Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 3 Limited Atonement (Definite Redemption)
III. Limited Atonement By limited atonement, Calvin meant that Christ died only for the elect, for those He planned and ordained to go to Heaven: He did not die for those […]