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 …

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 …

The Fruit of the Spirit Disproves Determinism

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Galatians 5:16-25:  16 But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the 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 …

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 …

Theology Tidbits:

Calvinists seem far more concerned about God’s sovereignty than they are about God’s character. What they apparently don’t realize, is that if you get God’s character right, you’ll get His sovereignty right. I believe they allow their view of God’s sovereignty to define His character for them.  They have it backwards!