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Sinners’ Gain from Christ’s Reward

August 13, 2014

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Christ’s reward is not dependent upon man or any supposed freewill decision of man. What do I mean by that? In listening to lyrics I have heard many times before, the question posed in Stuart Townsend’s ‘How Deep the Father’s Love for Us‘ – “why should I gain from His reward?” resonated with me in […]

Understanding 1 John 2:2

November 28, 2012

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1 John 2:2 is a verse used by many to oppose particular redemption (limited atonement). They assert that this verse is proof text that Christ died for “the whole world”, meaning every individual. It is critical to understand the nature and efficacy of the atonement so that one truly understands the grace of God in salvation. […]

Christ’s Death Guarantees Justification & Glorification for the Elect

November 19, 2012

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Christian religion that denies the Lord Jesus Christ died for a particular people, His elect chosen before the foundation of the world for God’s glory alone, leads to many wayward doctrines. The unbiblical teaching that Christ shed His blood and died for every person in the same way bears unbiblical theological fruit such as conditional election, […]

So What About…Calvinism?

March 2, 2012

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Sometimes a single misapprehension or sticky question stands in the way of an honest believer’s examination of the doctrines of grace. John Samson answers those questions with a pastoral heart, yet with biblical fidelity. –Dr. James White, Alpha & Omega Ministries, on John Samson’s new book, Twelve What Abouts There is no greater joy than […]

Blessed is the man You choose

January 11, 2012

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Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts.  We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple. – Psalm 65:4 In reading through the Psalms last night, the above verse jumped out at me and brought me to marvel at […]

10 Reasons Believers Are Sovereignly Sealed

November 4, 2011

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A couple of weeks ago I began a series on the doctrines of grace (Calvinism) in an attempt to systematically show how salvation is a work of God alone and why this must be so.  These articles have been outlined with overwhelming Scriptural evidence revealing the sovereignty of God in His plan of redemption.  The […]

$5 Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism

October 31, 2011

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The Nicene Council Store is offering a 75% off special on Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism.  A dear brother shared this with me so I wanted to pass it along since I’ve been hoping to watch it soon. I already purchased my copy for $5, and hope you do too on this […]

10 Reasons the Holy Spirit Sovereignly Draws Men to Salvation

October 26, 2011

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In this series outlining the evidences and reasons for why God is sovereign in the salvation of men, we now enter into the “I” of TULIP, which is the acronym for the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as Calvinism).  “I” stands for “irresistible grace”, meaning God changes the will of man in such a way […]

14 Reasons Christ Sovereignly Redeems (b)

October 20, 2011

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The ultimate purposes of the Lord Jesus Christ shedding His blood on the cross was outlined in 14 Reasons Christ Sovereignly Redeems (a).  Before the foundation of the world, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit made an everlasting covenant to redeem a chosen people out of the fallen human race.  This chosen people was the […]

14 Reasons Christ Sovereignly Redeems (a)

October 19, 2011

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We have reached the pinnacle and usually the most difficult to grasp of the doctrines of grace as we take a look at the atonement.  What most people know as “limited atonement” (the ‘L’ of TULIP in Calvinism), I personally prefer to think of this doctrine as “definite atonement” or “particular redemption”.  These latter two […]

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