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Why I Believe in Perseverance of the Saints

Perseverance of the Saints This is the final post of the T.U.L.I.P. series. The final letter stands for Perseverance of the Saints (PS). Sometimes referred to as Eternal Security, PS teaches that a person who has genuinely been saved cannot lose that salvation. Those who are saved have eternal life; it is not something they still may not receive. This doctrine is very much a … Continue reading Why I Believe in Perseverance of the Saints

Why I Believe in Irresistible Grace

The next stop in our TULIP series is the “I” of TULIP, Irresistible Grace. The general concept of this doctrine essentially is that when God desires someone to be saved, He will save them. Although God has an elect people, a people who are elected before the foundations of the earth, the elect are not born believing, justified Christians. They are elect, but they are … Continue reading Why I Believe in Irresistible Grace

Government Bigger than Your Uterus

A much anticipated event just occurred at the annual Politicon gathering. Political commentators Ben Shapiro and Cenk Uyger debated each other for the first time. Both analysts are very well admired within their respective political wings, and very disliked among the other. Both have very influential platforms, and so the debate was lively, with around 3,000 people in attendance. As these Politicon debates typically go, … Continue reading Government Bigger than Your Uterus

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Why I Believe In Limited Atonement

This is the third blog in my T.U.L.I.P. series. I am only briefly skimming the very controversial and complicated doctrines of the reformed acronym. My intention is that they would serve as an introduction, not that they would be the presentations to end all debates. However, I do believe the doctrines expressed in the acronym are thoroughly and clearly biblical, and would like to lay … Continue reading Why I Believe In Limited Atonement

Why I Believe in Unconditional Election

I have always been extremely hesitant to write about my Reformed theology. Not because of any persecution complex or victim-hood mentality, but I am hesitant because I serve an assembly of the Lord which has many people, staff included, who are not Calvinists. I never want my brothers and sisters in the Lord, within the local assembly I too am a member of to feel … Continue reading Why I Believe in Unconditional Election

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Why I Believe in Total Depravity

I have always been extremely hesitant to write about Calvinism. Not because of any persecution complex or victim-hood mentality, but I am hesitant because I serve an assembly of the Lord that has many people, staff included, who are not Calvinists. I never want my brothers and sisters in the Lord within the local assembly, which I too am a member of, to feel ostracized … Continue reading Why I Believe in Total Depravity

Transgendered Human Nature

If who a person is finds its definition by said person, and there are no rules to this, and this can change arbitrarily, then what we have have accomplished is not a grid for understanding human nature, but the demolition of human nature. In other words, human beings do not have a nature at all; nothing is intrinsic to human beings. There is essentially no meaningful way to define or understand what and who mankind. After all, we just can’t with labels…. Continue reading Transgendered Human Nature

Women in the Pulpit V: What Does the Bible Say?

The Granddaddy of them All This is the final blog post in the series on women in the pulpit, and is the most important. Although a lot of ground has been covered, none so much is important as how the two sides deal with the text of Scripture. Since I very much prefer arguments which go from the lesser to the greater, we will begin … Continue reading Women in the Pulpit V: What Does the Bible Say?

Women in the Pulpit IV: How to Read Your Bible

The introduction to this blog series is crucial to read. It provides the background as well as the links to what I reference in this post. If you have not read it, it can be found here. Sloppy Hermeneutics Before attempting to deal with the important passages from Paul where women pastors are dealt with, Greg Boyd and Rachel Held Evans (RHE) set the table so … Continue reading Women in the Pulpit IV: How to Read Your Bible