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 …

Redemption of the Elect – [Romans 8:28-39]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated).   Introduction Romans 8:28-39 serves as the introduction to Romans 9. Therefore, in order to understand chapter 9, we must understand this passage in Romans 8. The subject is the doctrine of election. Particular redemption (limited atonement) is seen all over this passage Read More …

Beware of Positional Contentment

  The longer I live, the more I study the Word of God, the more I observe what goes on in the Christian community, the more convinced I become that one of the primary reasons for misinterpretation of Scripture is positional bias or positional contentment. We believe what we want to believe. We want what Read More …

The “Giving” and “Drawing” of Christ’s Sheep – [John 6:37,44-45]

All Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible (WEB).   Introduction John chapters 6 and 10 are key chapters in understanding the doctrine of election. Is election conditional or unconditional? Is it corporate or individual, or is it both? Did Christ die for certain elect, or did He die for every individual who comes Read More …

Christ Died for the Church – [His Elect Bride]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction For whom did Jesus actually die? Was it every person who enters the world? Or was it for a specific people? The extent of Christ’s atonement is much debated among Christians. Jesus either died for everyone, or He Read More …

Who Are Christ’s Sheep? [John 10]

All Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible (WEB).   Introduction A key chapter in determining who Christ died for, and why one person believes in Christ and why another doesn’t, is John chapter 10, about Christ’s sheep. This is a chapter that many Christians use to argue for unconditional election and limited atonement Read More …