“Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). After reading one of the 17 verses in the Authorized Bible that uses the word eklektos (ek-lek-tos'), which means, to “select” (by implication, favorite), it … Continue reading Why is the Doctrine of Election so Emotional?
Men love their free will. But, upon examination, the Doctrine of Free will – what does it do? “It magnifies man into God. It declares God's purposes a nullity, since they cannot be carried out unless men are willing. It makes God's will a waiting servant to the will of man, and the whole covenant … Continue reading The Doctrine of Election Must Be Important
“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” –Romans 9:13 The Biblical doctrine of election remains one of the most unpopular and emotionally charged teaching in Christendom. Many pastors, teachers, and Christian authors are not simply opposed to the doctrines of grace, and God’s sovereignty in salvation, they are openly … Continue reading Jacob and Esau What Does Election Say to You?
A Defense of Calvinism Charles Spurgeon "The old truth that Calvin preached, that Augustine preached, that Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach to-day, or else be false to my conscience and my God. I cannot shape the truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a … Continue reading A Defense of Calvinism
AN EXPOSITION OF JOSHUA 1:1-9 Hebrew Name Yehoshua "Yahweh is salvation" Greek Name Iesous (Greek form of the Hebrew) Divine Author God the Holy Spirit Human Author Joshua Date c. 1451 to 1425 BC Theme Conquest of Canaan Types and Shadows In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of the LORD's host Outline I. Joshua … Continue reading An Exposition of Joshua 1
AN EXPOSITION OF FIRST PETER 1:1-12 Human Author: Peter Divine Author: God the Holy Spirit Written c. AD 66 Audience: The churches of Asia Minor - present-day Turkey, with their largely Jewish, but also Gentile membership Key Word: Suffering Key verses: 1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is … Continue reading An Exposition of First Peter 1:1-12
Lack of personal assurance of salvation comes from having an incomplete understanding of salvation and its requirement. A proper understanding of salvation, leading to assurance, is rooted in theology, and is based on the doctrine of election. Election is unto salvation. “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved … Continue reading The Basis for Assurance of Salvation