Five Points that Support Prevenient Grace

  Introduction In regard to salvation, Calvinism understands God’s grace to be irresistible, while Arminianism understands God’s grace to be prevenient and resistible. I believe at the center of this debate is the subject of pride and humility. What role does pride and humility have in how God deals with humanity in general? What role Read More …

[Re-Post] Calvinism’s Unsound Interpretation of John 6:37,44-45

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. John 6:44-45 44 No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Read More …

Four Points Against Calvinism’s Regeneration and Irresistible Grace

  1 – James and Peter are quoting Proverbs 3:34, which reveals a universal truth about pride and humility, and clearly seen throughout Scripture. In context, James and Peter were instructing believers, but they were applying this truth to them and their situation. God, in general, deals with mankind according to this law. God hates Read More …

Response to John Piper [How Do Arminians Pray?]

John Piper video clip:      How Do Arminians Pray? In Piper’s words, Arminian praying to God for someone’s salvation: “Arminians don’t believe that He has the right and authority and power to save anybody. Do they? Let’s be honest. No caricature here. No strawman. ‘Prevenient grace, yes — do that, Lord, but don’t sovereignly push them Read More …

Rebuttal to Maverick Victor Witlouw [Prevenient Grace vs. Irresistible Grave]

Maverick Victor Witlouw, of Sovereign Grace Messianic Blog, wrote a response to my article, “Why Irresistible Grace Doesn’t Work, and Why Prevenient Grace Does” [Responding to Steve Sewell’s Presentation of Prevenient Grace]. He happened to respond to an article where I probably said the least about this subject, as I have other articles where I Read More …

Regeneration – First Things First

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Calvinism teaches that regeneration precedes faith. No less an authority is R.C. Sproul, who says, “After a person is regenerated, that person cooperates by exercising faith and trust”  (Excerpt from his book, The Mystery of the Holy Spirit) . Also from R.C. Read More …

The Law of God That Disproves Calvinism

God’s Law of Grace and Humility “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  (James 4:6) “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  (1 Peter 5:5) “opposes”  (Gr. antitasso – 498) Resists, to set oneself against, to be hostile toward. Vincent: “A strong and graphic word. Lit., setteth himself in Read More …