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October 26, 2015


Two weeks ago on twitter, I began a series of tweets accompanied by the hashtag #Calvinism101. I love the doctrines of grace (often referred to as “Calvinsm), and I love proclaiming them. I do so because they represent what the Bible reveals about God and His sovereign work in redemption. I believe all Christians believe these truths […]

I follow Calvin…I follow Apollos…I follow Paul.

October 11, 2015


Charles Spurgeon was unapologetic in his view of Calvinism. Such was Spurgeon’s conviction that he equated it with the Gospel. Now, a context is needed, of course, so let’s have a look: I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is […]

Why Jesus Spoke in Parables

January 17, 2015


The doctrine of election should humble us like no other doctrine. It is evident from the following two passages that Jesus imparted life only to those to whom the Kingdom is given, as only those would have ears to hear to understand the meaning of the parables. If all the multitude would be saved, Jesus […]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]