Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Christ as the Group) — [3 of 4]

  Three, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) has the erroneous idea that Christ Himself is the group. In close association with the previous flaw (part 2), Arminian CE teaches that Jesus is essentially the group Himself — as the corporate Head of the group. But this cannot be, since the group is the Church, and Christ Read More …

Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (OT Pattern) — [4 of 4]

  Four, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) falls short in its understanding of the connection between Old Testament Israel and New Testament Israel, which results in an erroneous position on CE. First let me say that I am a strong proponent of Fulfillment Theology, which is a central teaching of Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology. Read More …

The Deception of Contemplative Prayer, and the Biblical Way of Hearing God’s Voice

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   I want to address the subject of contemplative prayer (CP) — the dangerous and unbiblical nature of it. I especially want to address what I consider to be forms of contemplative “prayer.” This article is merely an introduction to CP, and Read More …

Sam Storms, “What Makes You Differ? Some Thoughts on Divine Election”

  Sam Storms makes a good “Case for Divine Election.”  What Makes You Differ? Some Thoughts On Divine Election

Divine Appointments Point to Divine Election

Introduction There are two positions regarding salvation and the doctrine of election: Personal, Free Will – The belief that Christ died for all and that salvation is available to all. This is known as unlimited atonement, or atonement for all. Election is understood as either individual or corporate. In individual election, God knows who will Read More …

Election of True Israel – [Commentary on Romans 11]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Like Romans 9, Romans 11 is one of the most important chapters in the New Testament regarding the doctrine of election, Israel and the Church. This discussion – that actually began in Romans 8 (especially verses 28-39) – Read More …

“God’s Purpose of Election” – [Commentary on Romans 9]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Romans 9 is one of the central passages of the New Testament in understanding the doctrine of election. Paul’s discussion really begins in chapter 8, and more specifically, Romans 8:28-39. Those verses serve as an introduction to and Read More …

Introduction to Christ-Fulfillment Theology

  Introduction There are three primary systems of theology by which Christians understand and explain the Scriptures, especially in regard to how the Old and New Testaments relate to each other. They are as follows:   Covenant Theology (CT) New Covenant Theology (NCT) Dispensational Theology (DT)   There are obvious points of agreement between CT Read More …

Got Questions, “Limited Atonement – Is it Biblical?”

  An article that has greatly impacted my understanding of the doctrine of atonement, is one titled “Limited Atonement – Is it Biblical?” provided by the Got Questions? website. I encourage you to read it, because if you’re not already a proponent of particular redemption, I think you’ll find the points made in this article Read More …