Christian Living – [New Life – New Focus]

  Colossians 3:1-4 1 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth. 3 For ye died, and your life is Read More …

An Empty Tomb, But An Occupied Throne

Galatians 1:6-9 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we Read More …

The Illogical Theology of Calvinism

Arminianism Dethrones God? It’s a common accusation by Calvinists that Arminian theology dethrones God and puts man on the throne, because in their view, a faith that is not irresistibly given by God, is a works type of faith. They also like to accuse Arminians of making “strawman” arguments. I believe the opposite is true. 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 …

A Condemned “Elect” is an Oxymoron

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) Jesus makes it clear that it’s faith (belief) in Him that’s the determining factor for salvation. It’s the absence of faith 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 …

Sharing Our Faith in the Context of Christ’s Kingdom

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. So you understand where I’m coming from, please read the following two-part message: The Gospel and the Kingdom [1 of 2] The Gospel and the Kingdom [2 of 2] I’ve written quite a bit about why I believe it’s important – and Read More …

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 …