In many TV shows and even kids' shows, we see the forces of good battling the forces of evil. This dualism of dark versus light seems to permeate to the point that we paint our opponents at times as the darkness--whether they truly are or not. It is thereby not uncommon that people take this … Continue reading Christianity a Dualism?
Christ did not die to make men savable, but to save them.C.H. Spurgeon
Merriam-Webster.com 1: the act of predestinating: the state of being predestinated 2: the doctrine that God in consequence of his foreknowledge of all events infallibly guides those who are destined for salvation Etymonline.com mid-14c., predestinacioun, "the action of God in foreordaining certain of mankind through grace to salvation or eternal life," from Old French predestinacion and directly from Church Latin praedestinationem (nominative praedestinatio) "a determining beforehand," … Continue reading Predestination
Awareness of our helplessness and dependence makes us stand in awe before God.Sidney Greidanus
“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.”John Calvin
We have no right to lower Jesus' entrance requirements for his kingdom.Walter J. Chantry in Today's Gospel: authentic or synthetic?
The following was originally created with a mixed audience in mind. It included both atheists and those with Christian-like views as well as Islam. The Son of God is also known as the Word of God and is as eternal as the Father and Holy Spirit. There was never a time that any member of the … Continue reading A Presentation of the Gospel–Aiming to Keep a More Full Scope in Mind
Unity must not be sought at the expense of the gospel.Walter J. Chantry in Today's Gospel: authentic or synthetic?
Merriam-Webster.com elec·tion | \ i-ˈlek-shən \ Definition of election 1a: an act or process of electing the election of a new governor b: the fact of being elected her election to the Senate 2: predestination to eternal life 3: the right, power, or privilege of making a choice Etymonline.com c. 1300, eleccioun, "act of choosing" someone to occupy a position, elevation to office" (whether by one person or a body of … Continue reading Election
Good-hearted motivations that try to shape the church for the needs of man and not the glory of God are the death of biblical churches.p. 87 from Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by J. Mack Stiles