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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 25, 2011
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But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus […]
January 21, 2011
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This is a common question for those who reject the doctrines of grace, otherwise known at Calvinism with the accompanying acronym TULIP, and also for those who simply do not understand the doctrines and are earnestly seeking to reconcile evangelism and sovereign election. Unfortunately, there are many hypercalvinists who have distorted the biblical teaching of […]
December 29, 2010
Jonathan Edwards “From my childhood up, my mind had been full of objections against the doctrine of God’s sovereignty. It used to appear like a horrible doctrine to me. But I remember the time very well, when I seemed to be convinced, and fully satisfied, as to this sovereignty of God, and His justice in […]
December 2, 2010
In part 2 of his series Chosen By God, John MacArthur explains the foreknowledge of God in our election according to 1 Peter 1:1-2, which says, Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, […]
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 […]