AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW14:22-33 Be of Good Cheer 22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. Immediately after the food was served, and the people were satisfied, Jesus compelled His disciples to get into a boat … Continue reading Can You Walk on Water?
“’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,And grace my fears relieved;How precious did that grace appearThe hour I first believed!” John Newton The fear of the Lord acts as a motive for service. “And he [Elijah] took a yoke of oxen, and hewed them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the coasts of … Continue reading Doctrine of the Fear of the Lord
“Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst … Continue reading Salvation is of the Lord
V. Perseverance of the Saints The Bible teaches, and I believe in, the eternal security of the born-again believer. The man who has trusted Jesus Christ has everlasting life and will never perish. But the eternal security of the believer does not depend on his perseverance. I do not know a single Bible verse that … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs Calvinism, Part 5: Perseverance of the Saints
III. Limited Atonement By limited atonement, Calvin meant that Christ died only for the elect, for those He planned and ordained to go to Heaven: He did not die for those He planned and ordained to go to Hell. Again, I say, such language is not in the Bible, and the doctrine wholly contradicts many, … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 3 Limited Atonement (Definite Redemption)
II. Unconditional Election By unconditional election, Calvin meant that some are elected to Heaven, while others are elected to Hell, and that this election is unconditional. It is wholly on God's part, and without condition. By unconditional election, Calvin meant that God has already decided who will be saved, and who will be lost, and … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part 2 Unconditional Election
The Bible says that, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Gal. 5:9). A small amount of controversy can disrupt the whole fellowship in a congregation. As a young pastor of a small church in the hills of Pennsylvania during the late 1980s, I witnessed this biblical truth when a disgruntled deacon secretly distributed to … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)