God Will Make Good On His Promises, 2 Peter 3:1-18 (Falling Away Series)

  Scripture: 2 Peter 3:1-18, NKJV Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers…

I’m Not There Yet, Philippians 3:1-16 (Falling Away Series)

      Philippians 3:1-16, NKJV Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, 4 though I also might…

Two passages that put Calvinism into flight

Calvinism is a logical theological system; on this, 5-point Calvinists and I agree. If you subscribe to one point of Calvinism, say, the unconditional eternal security of the believer (that we’re saved and going to Heaven anyhow, with no regard to lifestyle and godly living), then you might as well subscribe to the other four…

John Calvin and James Arminius on the Nature of Election

Calvinism teaches that the elect are chosen by God apart from works; while the language says “works,” it includes “faith,” which happens to be the one “work” Jesus told the crowds to do. John 6, one of Calvinism’s favorite proof texts of all time, shows as much: 26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say…