Predestination: The Big Question

There is no doctrine which generates more emotion, and more debate, in Christendom, than the Biblical Doctrine of Predestination. For any serious student of the Bible, it is impossible to avoid the discussion, for the concept of predestination is clearly set forth in Holy Scripture. Writing to the church in Ephesus, Paul says, “In whom … Continue reading Predestination: The Big Question

Doctrine of the Impeccability of Christ

Though some within the Church have taught that Christ could sin, the orthodox position has always been that the Lord Jesus Christ could not have sinned. W.E. Best explains. “The point of view that Christ could sin is designated by the idea of peccability, and the fact that He could not sin is expressed by … Continue reading Doctrine of the Impeccability of Christ

Blasphemy in Prayer in the Highest Hall in America

Hear Now the Word of God The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion [to play quietly; meditate]. Selah … Continue reading Blasphemy in Prayer in the Highest Hall in America

A Presuppositional Sin Associated with the Doctrine of Predestination

It is not uncommon for a non-Christian to react emotionally against the Biblical doctrine of predestination, and assume that they are not numbered among the elect. The question for such a person is this: “Who told you to think that you are not predestined for salvation?” It is a wicked thought, and a presumptuous position … Continue reading A Presuppositional Sin Associated with the Doctrine of Predestination

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

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

Zacchaeus Receives the Love and Mercy of Jesus

“And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchæus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before, and … Continue reading Zacchaeus Receives the Love and Mercy of Jesus