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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 the Holy Spirit Sovereignly Draws Men to Salvation

October 26, 2011


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 […]

How to Discuss Reformed Theology

September 28, 2011


The following video from our brothers at Lampmode demonstrate how reformed theology, otherwise known as Calvinism, should be discussed among brothers and sisters in Christ.  Even though these four men are not all in 100% agreement, the conversation is rooted in love and humility with the goal to glorify God and edify one another.  Lord […]

Could Lazarus Have Said ‘No’?

July 14, 2011

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Dr. James White addresses this question in the following video.  The text in question is from John 11, where Jesus promises that He will raise Lazarus from the dead in verse 23: Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” In reference to the question posed then, could Lazarus have refused to come forth […]

You SHALL Come!

February 11, 2011


All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. – John 6:37 In listening to Steven Lawson’s five-part series on TULIP, I have been richly blessed in learning more about the sovereign work of the Holy Trinity in my salvation. In […]

The Dead Will Hear and Live

January 20, 2011


I am so thankful and humbled that God would continue to reveal His sovereign grace to me. Since surrendering my life to the Lord Jesus Christ in March 2009, He has slowly unraveled the mysteries of His divine providence to me in ways that I could handle, in small bits at a time. As I […]

Circumcision of the Heart and the Irresistible Call

January 10, 2011


If not for the sovereign and effectual grace of God, not one person in all the ages of the earth would be saved from the wrath of God, and deservedly so. Each of us has broken the perfect Law of God and no one is righteous before Him in their own regard (Romans 3:10-11). In […]

That "All" Should Come to Repentance?

November 29, 2010

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John Samson from Effectual Grace addressed two passages of Scripture recently where many get hung up due to not understanding the proper context. These passages are often used to argue against the Doctrines of Grace, but understood correctly, they give strong credence to these biblical truths. The first passage of Scripture is found in 2 […]

Sola Gratia and Sovereign Grace with Dr. James White

November 7, 2010

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Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries sat down with Echo Zoe Radio a few weeks ago to discuss the doctrine of Sola Gratia (grace alone) in addition to Sovereign Grace. From the plug for the show, During the course of conversation, Dr. White explains Sola Gratia as a doctrine of the Reformation which […]

Sola Gratia – Grace Alone

September 11, 2010

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An excellent message from Dr. James White on Sola Gratia and the sovereignty of God in our salvation: Sola Gratia – Grace Alone mp3 John 6:35-45 35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. […]