AN EXPOSITION OF ROMANS 9:1-7 The life of Paul, as presented in Scripture, suggests that he was a very emotional personality. There is pathos, there is energy to the apostle that surges through the Divine narrative, as the record of his life is revealed. The emotional intensity that characterized the man also characterized his writings. … Continue reading Paul’s Pastoral Heart
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
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
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
The Power of God, and the Unpardonable Sin AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 12:22-50 Jesus Casts out a Devil 22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, … Continue reading Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?
The Parable of the Sower AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 13:1-9; 1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. The Parable of … Continue reading The Four Soils in Scripture