First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, … Continue reading Does God Desire All to be Saved?
Helpful Resources for the Doctrines of Grace
I have decided to compile a list of some of the most helpful resources I have found in studying the doctrines of grace (commonly called the five points of Calvinism). This is a subject that deserves our full attention, because it is replete throughout all of Scripture and requires us to think deeply. I encourage … Continue reading Helpful Resources for the Doctrines of Grace
10 Tips For Studying Predestination.
Studying the doctrine of election and predestination for the first time can often be confusing and at times frustrating. I have been teaching this to young people for five years now, and I have never met someone who hasn't struggled with it at first. When I was first introduced to the doctrines of grace I … Continue reading 10 Tips For Studying Predestination.
God’s Eternal Love (Rom. 8:28-30, Part 1)
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom … Continue reading God’s Eternal Love (Rom. 8:28-30, Part 1)
God’s Love is Stronger Than Our Hate
This is a short story from a wonderful little book about God's personal, unconditional and irresistible love. It is a little hoaky in spots, but serves for illustrating the powerful point that God's love doesn't wait for us to ask for it - but overcomes our resistance to Him. God doesn't wait for hard hearts to … Continue reading God’s Love is Stronger Than Our Hate
Why Do Calvinists Pray? (Video)
One of the many indictments brought against those who affirm the doctrines of grace (the five points of Calvinism) is that it makes prayer unnecessary. Why pray if God has already predestined everything to happen? Doesn't prayer make much more sense with a God who is less controlling than the God of Calvinism? John Piper … Continue reading Why Do Calvinists Pray? (Video)