Part I A Sermon Against Total Depravity In November, 2018, I was asked to review a sermon by an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor in Florida who is emotionally hostile to that system of theology called Calvinism. I was willing to do so for two very good reasons. First, with Charles Spurgeon, I believe that the … Continue reading An Arminian Assaults Calvinism
“And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou … Continue reading The Centurion’s Faith
Dr. S. Lewis Johnson liked to tell the story associated with George Cutting, a man who is best known for the fact that he is the author of a little pamphlet, "Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment." Mr. Cutting was just a simple Christian man who went around preaching the gospel. He was also a business man. … Continue reading Shout Out the Gospel
“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
With a desire to see souls saved, with a longing to bring many people to Christ, some well-meaning Christians engage in theological reductionism while presenting the gospel, and come to the conclusion that salvation is “simple.” Some get frustrated at more thoughtful people who know that among non-Christians the way of salvation is not easy … Continue reading Is Salvation Simple?