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 […]
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 […]
Why is the Doctrine of Election so Emotional?
“Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). After […]
The Doctrine of Election Must Be Important
Men love their free will. But, upon examination, the Doctrine of Free will – what does it do? “It magnifies man into God. It declares God’s purposes a nullity, since they […]
Jacob and Esau What Does Election Say to You?
“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” –Romans 9:13 The Biblical doctrine of election remains one of the most unpopular and emotionally charged teaching in […]
A Defense of Calvinism
A Defense of Calvinism Charles Spurgeon “The old truth that Calvin preached, that Augustine preached, that Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach to-day, or else be false to […]
An Exposition of Joshua 1
AN EXPOSITION OF JOSHUA 1:1-9 Hebrew Name Yehoshua “Yahweh is salvation” Greek Name Iesous (Greek form of the Hebrew) Divine Author God the Holy Spirit Human Author Joshua Date c. […]
An Exposition of First Peter 1:1-12
AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST PETER 1:1-12 Human Author: Peter Divine Author: God the Holy Spirit Written c. AD 66 Audience: The churches of Asia Minor – present-day Turkey, with their largely […]
The Basis for Assurance of Salvation
Lack of personal assurance of salvation comes from having an incomplete understanding of salvation and its requirement. A proper understanding of salvation, leading to assurance, is rooted in theology, and is […]
For Whom Did Christ Die?
The Doctrine of the Atonement addresses the question, “For whom did Christ die?” Two prominent positions are advocated. One position says that Christ died for all sins of all men. The […]
But Does God Have An Elect People?
A foundational principle in a formal debate is that the person who can frame the argument and define the terms will generally prevail. This principle applies to spiritual debates as well. […]
Will You Also Go Away?
One of the most heart wrenching questions recorded in the Bible came from the lips of the Lord Jesus Christ when He turned to the Twelve and asked, “Will ye also […]