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

Biblical Doctrines, Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, Prayer

Faith vs. Fundraising

“When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8) The philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, Jorge Santayana (Dec. 16, 1863 – Sept. 26, 1952) is popularly known for his aphorisms, such as “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In the area of fundraising, the… Continue reading Faith vs. Fundraising

Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Faith, God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit

Justification: The Protestant View

The motto of the Reformation in relation to justification was Sola Fide, or by faith alone. This term was shorthand for believing in Christ alone. Rome also stressed that faith was vital to justification. However, Rome said that faith was a necessary condition, but not a sufficient condition for justification. Faith is one plank of… Continue reading Justification: The Protestant View

Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Faith

Why Study Church History?

“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old" (Psa, 44:1). There are several important reasons why Christians should study the past in general, and Church history in particular. First, the past is a great stimulus to faith. When… Continue reading Why Study Church History?

Apologetics, Prophecy

The Case for Christianity

Time has passed, but succeeding generations must still make an evaluation of the Jewish Rabbi who once went forth ministering throughout Palestine. Familiar questions still demand an answer. “Do you believe that Jesus was a Prophet of God?” “Do you believe that He was the Son of God?” “Do you believe He had power to… Continue reading The Case for Christianity