Commentary on Romans 9 [Part 2 of 2]

Scripture quotations are from the English Majority Text Version (EMTV) unless noted otherwise.   Does God harden hearts? (Still addressing verses 17 and 18): 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed 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 …

Does “Compatibilism” Make Sense?

My definition of “Compatibilism” : A desperate attempt by Calvinists to exonerate God of evil doing. Calvinists believe that God has predetermined all things, that all things happen in the world – including all sin and evil acts – according to His meticulous decree, that nothing occurs that is not by the specific will of Read More …

Why the Draw to Calvinism?

I find it strange for a Christian to be drawn to Calvinism — an anomaly, really. I don’t believe that Calvinistic theology is in harmony with who we are as followers of Christ. Christians are all about love and humility and justice and grace and mercy and compassion and righteousness and goodness. That’s who we Read More …

Warning to Calvinists

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. I’ve done a lot of biblical studies and written a lot of messages, but never one with such a profound sense of the grave nature of the subject matter. It’s my sincere prayer that those who hold to a deterministic view of Read More …

Theology Tidbits: Calvinism’s Contradictory View of God’s Sovereignty

As Christians, as children of God with a new nature, we’re to grow to become like our Father, because like begets like. If God’s attributes and the way He carries out His will is different than our own as His children, then it removes any real meaning to the “fruit of the Spirit” and “Christ-likeness.” Read More …

Get God’s Character Right, You’ll Get His Sovereignty Right

Get God’s character right, and you’ll get His sovereignty right. God’s character defines His sovereignty, not the other way around.What separates Calvinists and Arminians, primarily, is our view of God. Calvinists are determinists. There are two groups. One group attempts to harmonize God’s holy and sinless character with their deterministic position. They try – in Read More …

The Shocking Reality of What Calvinist John Piper Teaches

What John Piper believes and teaches needs to be exposed for the horror that it really is. The author below does a great job of doing that: A Critique of John Piper’s Theodicy: Purposing evil for the Purpose of Good? Part 1 Is God Morally Color-Blind? Part 2 Are We God’s Evil Contract Assassins? Part Read More …

Did God Create the Wicked? [Proverbs 16:4]

All Scriptures are quoted from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Proverbs 16:4 4 Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Many Christians look at this verse in Proverbs and have the idea that God  made wickedness, that He’s the creator of sin Read More …

The Implications of Calvinist Theology

To be clear, some of the most wonderful and most committed Christians I know, are Calvinists. I have no doubts about who they believe in, or about their salvation. The purpose of this article is to express the concern I have about their theology, and about the dangerous implications of it.I want to discuss Calvinism Read More …