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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 […]

14 Reasons Christ Sovereignly Redeems (b)

October 20, 2011


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


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 […]

10 Reasons God Sovereignly Elects

October 12, 2011


Part 2 of this series addresses 10 reasons, or evidences, that God sovereignly chose a people for Himself before the foundation of the world.  As we saw in yesterday’s post, 10 Reasons Man Needs a Sovereign Savior, humans are incapable of choosing anything but their sin and rebellion against a holy God.  Their mind, will, […]

10 Reasons Man Needs a Sovereign Savior

October 10, 2011


The following is Part 1 of a 6-part series I hope to present, Lord willing, on the doctrines of grace, commonly known as Calvinism.  Each article will be titled as: 10 Reasons Man Needs a Sovereign Savior 10 Reasons God Sovereignly Elects 14 Reasons Christ Sovereignly Redeems (a) 14 Reasons Christ Sovereignly Redeems (b) 10 […]

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 […]

The Lordship Salvation Controversy

September 12, 2011


As a new contributor for Christian Research Network, this article was originally posted at CRN.  Lordship salvation continues to be a controversial topic in evangelicalism. The battleground tends to take place mostly, it seems, in dispensational circles where easy-believism or “free grace” theology has firmly taken root. Opponents range from those who believe the “sole […]

The Attributes of God – Shai Linne

September 8, 2011


Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let your glory be over all the earth! – Psalm 57:5 UPDATE:  The Attributes of God album is now available for purchase through iTunes or the Lampmode store. Before last year I did not have an appreciation for Christian hip hop.  Not really knowing anything about it, I […]

The Gospel Is for Christians

July 22, 2011


My family traveled to Georgia last week and as we were driving through Atlanta, I got a chance to listen  to the Janet Medford Show.  I was tuning in late to an interview with Mitchell Chase, author of The Gospel Is for Christians.  I had never heard of him before, but this interview was excellent […]

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 […]