Christ Came to Save Sinners

  “Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:”  ASV (1 Tim 1:15)   “for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;” ASV (Ro 3:23)   Q.  For whom did Christ come to save? A. Read More …

The “Whosoever” of John 3:16 Identified

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. There’s much debate between Arminians and Calvinists about the meaning of the words “whosoever” and “world” in the NT, as they relate to whom Christ died for. Calvinists believe that they refer only to the elect among the various people groups in Read More …

If Christ Died Only for “The Elect”

If Christ died only for “the elect”….. …..then faith only applies to “the elect.” Jesus said, “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” ESV (John 3:18)Calvinism teaches that Christ died only for “the Read More …

If You’re a Sinner, Then Christ Died for You

  “Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”  (1 Tim 1:15)   “For while we were yet helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Ro 5:6)   “But God shows His own love toward us, Read More …

“Many” means “All” in Romans 5:15

15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. (ESV) As much as I like the ESV, I suspect the Calvinistic bias of Read More …

Atonement – [John 3:27]

John 3:27 “John answered, ‘A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.”  ESV Calvinists interpret this verse to support their position that God saves only those whom He has elected. But to come to that conclusion here, you have to already have that position in mind. Whenever you approach Read More …

Healing Ministry of Christ – [Pic of Atonement]

Everything Jesus did had a purpose. There is no question that everything He did was for the purpose of revealing the  truth. He came into this world to provide salvation, and so I believe everything He did was with that in view. Everything He did and said was for the purpose of confirming who He Read More …

Come To Me All

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” ESV (Matthew 11:28-29) Here is one statement by Jesus that Calvinists simply can’t harmonize Read More …

The Apostle John Taught Unlimited Atonement

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   John 20:30-31 30 Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; Read More …

Election and the Consistency of God

James 2:15-16 ESV – 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 1 John 3:17-18 ESV – 17 But if anyone Read More …