Predestination is No Barrier to Salvation, but Cynicism Is

Since coming to an understanding of predestination, I have tried to understand why people are hostile to the doctrines of God’s electing grace, and why people assume they are not among the elect. Before those inquires can be examined, it must be affirmed, by all, that predestination is a Biblical doctrine, despite open hostility against … Continue reading Predestination is No Barrier to Salvation, but Cynicism Is

Worship: It Was All So Simple in the Beginning

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). The various worship services offered in American churches reflect the culture of the country, they are diverse. There is the traditional service which begins with a call to worship, confession of sin, congregational singing of … Continue reading Worship: It Was All So Simple in the Beginning

Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation

The rallying cry of the Reformation was Sola Fide, meaning justification by faith, alone. The challenge for the average Evangelical Christian is to articulate what this means, and here is where the Church should be concerned. Despite being in a local religious assembly for many years, multitudes of professing believers are still at a basic … Continue reading Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation

A House Divided Needs God, Not More Government

On June 17, 1858 a speech was made in Springfield, Illinois. The speaker himself had just been nominated for the U.S. Senate. The convention that nominated him invited the new candidate to come and address the assembly. The candidate came, bowed to the applause and cheers and, for the first time in his life, read … Continue reading A House Divided Needs God, Not More Government