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

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Faith, Theology

A Sincere Offer of the Gospel

An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part IV The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker declares, with a voice of incredulity, that Calvinist believe that God sincerely offers the gospel to those for whom Christ did not die, and who, from eternity past, were condemned to eternal judgment. “That’s not my God. That’s not my God. God does… Continue reading A Sincere Offer of the Gospel

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, Christian Living, Culture & Society, Faith

What Does It Mean to be Born Again?

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered… Continue reading What Does It Mean to be Born Again?

Miscellaneous

Let’s Talk About the Reason Why

“But let a man examine himself.” 1 Corinthians 11:28 Prior to his death in 399 BC for allegedly corrupting the morals of the youth of Athens, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was right. Many people have never bothered to examine their own lives. Many do not know what they believe,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Reason Why