Apologetics, Biblical Doctrines, Calvinism, Church, Faith, Theology

How Can a Person Know If they are Among the Elect of God?

Election: A Lovely Doctrine of God's Grace and Mercy Though many people emotionally hate and vigorously oppose the doctrine of election, it is a Biblical truth plainly set forth in Scripture. The doctrine of election is designed to encourage and comfort Christians. Their salvation, sanctification, and safety is certain. Jesus spoke of the elect. Jesus… Continue reading How Can a Person Know If they are Among the Elect of God?

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?

Apologetics, Church, Church history, Culture & Society, Faith, Salvation & Justification, Sin & Repentance

Are You Aware of Your True Spiritual State?

Salvation is Based on Divine Revelation, Not a Decision “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.” –Galatians 1:11-12 Charles Spurgeon was converted to Jesus Christ… Continue reading Are You Aware of Your True Spiritual State?

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

The Tender Mercy of God

Whenever I get a chance to visit with another Christian for any amount of time, I always ask them, “How did you come to faith?” I love to hear the story of people’s conversion to Jesus. Perhaps one reason for this is because I did not have a dramatic conversion experience like Paul on the… Continue reading The Tender Mercy of God

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

The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”

“Last evening I paused beside the blacksmith’s door, And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers, worn with beating years of time. '‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I, ‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’ 'Just one,’ said he, and then with… Continue reading The Reformation Principle of “Sola Scriptura”, or, “Scripture Alone”