“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 Christendom. Many pastors, teachers, and Christian authors are not simply opposed to the doctrines of grace, and God’s sovereignty in salvation, they are openly… Continue reading Jacob and Esau What Does Election Say to You?
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 my conscience and my God. I cannot shape the truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a… Continue reading A Defense of Calvinism
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. 1451 to 1425 BC Theme Conquest of Canaan Types and Shadows In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of the LORD's host Outline I. Joshua… Continue reading An Exposition of Joshua 1
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 Jewish, but also Gentile membership Key Word: Suffering Key verses: 1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is… Continue reading An Exposition of First Peter 1:1-12
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 based on the doctrine of election. Election is unto salvation. “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved… Continue reading The Basis for Assurance of Salvation
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 Reformed position says that Christ died for all sins of the elect. Both positions agree on the value of the atonement of Christ. Both… Continue reading For Whom Did Christ Die?
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. When an Arminian talks about the Biblical doctrine of election, it is not uncommon to immediately state that election is always according to a… Continue reading But Does God Have An Elect People?