A Gospel With an Empty Tomb, But an Empty Throne

  False Gospel (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 Read More …

Salvation and the Lordship of Christ

  Introduction In regard to soteriology (doctrine of salvation), it’s necessary to consider the role of the Lordship of Christ in saving faith. Many Christians believe that the Bible teaches that we need only accept Christ as Savior, and that it’s not necessary to accept Him as Lord. As if Christ can be divided like Read More …

The Gospel is Hidden to Everyone Who is Perishing

  Introduction In regard to the doctrine of election unto salvation, there’s two different views of understanding: Election based on faith (Arminian): God chooses to save anyone who decides to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. Christ died for every individual who comes into the world, and that salvation is available to everyone who hears Read More …

Examples of Unconditional Sovereign Election

  Introduction How are we to understand the doctrine of election? Does God look down the corridor of time to see who will receive Christ as Lord and Savior, and then choose those individuals for salvation (as many Christians believe)? Or does God know and predestine certain individuals before they’re born? In the first case, Read More …

Understanding the “All” Verses Regarding the Atonement

  Introduction Is the atonement of Christ limited or unlimited in its scope? In other words, did Christ die for all people, as in every individual who comes into the world, or did He die for particular individuals, referred to in the Bible as “the elect?” There are several verses in the Bible that use Read More …

Divine Appointments Point to Divine Election

Introduction There are two positions regarding salvation and the doctrine of election: Personal, Free Will – The belief that Christ died for all and that salvation is available to all. This is known as unlimited atonement, or atonement for all. Election is understood as either individual or corporate. In individual election, God knows who will Read More …

Got Questions, “Limited Atonement – Is it Biblical?”

  An article that has greatly impacted my understanding of the doctrine of atonement, is one titled “Limited Atonement – Is it Biblical?” provided by the Got Questions? website. I encourage you to read it, because if you’re not already a proponent of particular redemption, I think you’ll find the points made in this article Read More …

Christ Died for the Church – [His Elect Bride]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (updated) unless otherwise noted.   Introduction For whom did Jesus actually die? Was it every person who enters the world? Or was it for a specific people? The extent of Christ’s atonement is much debated among Christians. Jesus either died for everyone, or He Read More …

Who Are Christ’s Sheep? [John 10]

All Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible (WEB).   Introduction A key chapter in determining who Christ died for, and why one person believes in Christ and why another doesn’t, is John chapter 10, about Christ’s sheep. This is a chapter that many Christians use to argue for unconditional election and limited atonement Read More …