“God’s Purpose of Election” – [Commentary on Romans 9]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. (slightly updated)   Introduction Romans 9 is one of the central passages of the New Testament in understanding the doctrine of election. Paul’s discussion really begins in chapter 8, and more specifically, Romans 8:28-39. Those verses serve as an introduction to Read More …

Introduction to Christ-Fulfillment Theology

  Introduction There are three primary systems of theology by which Christians understand and explain the Scriptures, especially in regard to how the Old and New Testaments relate to each other. They are as follows:   Covenant Theology (CT) New Covenant Theology (NCT) Dispensational Theology (DT)   There are obvious points of agreement between CT Read More …

Redemption of the Elect – [Romans 8:28-39]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (slightly updated).   Introduction Romans 8:28-39 serves as the introduction to Romans 9. Therefore, in order to understand chapter 9, we must understand this passage in Romans 8. The subject is the doctrine of election. Particular redemption (limited atonement) is seen all over this Read More …

Secure in Christ

  Definition of 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 Read More …

Paul Applies Israel Quote to the Church

  2 Corinthians 6:16-18 16 And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 Therefore“come out Read More …

The True Nature of Israel in Christ

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. Words in brackets [  ] are provided for clarity.   Introduction There’s much confusion about the true nature of Israel and the true nature of the Kingdom of Christ of the New Covenant. There’s much confusion regarding the relationship between Israel and Read More …

One Plan for One People

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise note.   Ephesians 3:1-21 1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,— 2 if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward; 3 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 …