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 …

Commentary on Romans 9 [Part 1 of 2]

Scripture quotations are from the English Majority Text Version (EMTV) unless noted otherwise.   Introduction   Romans 9 is a very controversial chapter, but it shouldn’t be. All through the Word of God we learn about all the wonderful and glorious attributes of God. We learn that He is a God of love….that He is Read More …

Secure In Christ

  Defining the terms: Conditional Security:  Salvation can be lost or forfeited through a gradual loss of faith, as evidenced by a self-centered, sinful lifestyle. One may or may not turn away from Christianity in favor of a different religion. Primary is a lack of genuine faith in Christ.  Unconditional Security:  Salvation cannot be lost. We are Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” (2 of 2) [OT Prophecy – 2]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   To read part 1 of 2, click here.   This is a highly significant passage, perhaps the most important passage in the NT as it relates to Israel and the Kingdom of Christ in the Church era of the New Covenant: Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” (1 of 2) [OT Prophecy – 1]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   To The Jew First Romans 1:16 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. NET Romans 2:10 10 but glory Read More …

Introduction to Old Testament Prophecy

This study begins my series on Old Testament prophecy. Up to this point, my focus has been on the prophecies of the New Testament, including a commentary on the book of Revelation and the Olivet Discourse. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the OT. Old Testament prophecy can initially be very confusing. It Read More …

“Peddlers of Deception?” “Anti-Semitism?”

I ran across an article yesterday by a gentleman who refers to proponents of Fulfillment Theology as “peddlers of deception.” He also says in one of his other articles that this theology is “an instrument of the powers of darkness to frustrate the purpose of God.” This man has been involved in Christian Zionism for Read More …

Romans, Chapter 11

  One of the most important chapters in the New Testament is Romans 11. It’s also one of the most controversial. In this chapter we have the Calvinists vs. the Arminians, and the dispensationalsists vs. the proponents of Fulfillment Theology. This chapter reveals a key passage that completely disproves Calvinism’s unconditional, individual election….and identifies election Read More …

Christ Died for the Church

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version.   1 John 4:14 14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, Read More …

Case for Corporate Election

  Scripture quotations are from the English Majority Text Version (EMTV) unless noted otherwise. (Bold mine)   Introduction The doctrine of election causes a lot of confusion for a lot of Christians. So much so, that we have two major opposing positions on what election is and how it works. Calvinism represents one position, and Read More …