In the early years of my ministry, I would, on a rare occasion, write out a portion of a devotional prayer that was on my heart. This practice led to one family in Saltsburg, PA becoming very angry with me when a family member read some notes I had left in the pulpit after a…… Continue reading An Authentic Prayer
AN EXPOSITION OF ACTS 15:36-41 36And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. 37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38 But Paul…… Continue reading Six Reasons It is Hard to Forgive / Eight Steps of Reconciliation
From Genesis to Revelation the Bible sets forth the Divine Initiative of God to save some from eternal judgment. In Genesis 3:15 there is the promise of God. “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his…… Continue reading “But God…”
One of the strongest passages in the Bible teaching the Doctrine of Election is found in Romans 9. Jacob is chosen over Esau. “For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. 10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one,…… Continue reading Is God Unfair?
When considering the Biblical doctrine of election, attention is immediately turned to the subject of free will. What is meant by free will? There are two extreme positions. One is that man is capable of doing whatever he wants. “What the mind of man can conceive, the will of man can achieve.” The other extreme…… Continue reading What is Free Will?