Did God Predestine Everything?

In this episode I clarify an important point of the Calvinism debate as it pertains to the issue of whether or not God predestined all things, or only some things. The blog I referenced can be found here: https://resistingthewinds.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/tulips-why-i-believe-in-a-sovereign-decree/ A link to the song can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=audrey+assad+it+is+well [T]his Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by … Continue reading Did God Predestine Everything?

A Lyrical Lutheran on Limited Atonement

A rapper known by the name FLAME recently recanted his Calvinism and joined the Lutheran church. He made waves in the Reformed world by also releasing an album explaining his denunciation of his former disposition. Under most circumstances something like this wouldn’t merit a blog. However, as he is now using his platform for anti-calvinist polemics, I decided one of his most recent tweets on … Continue reading A Lyrical Lutheran on Limited Atonement

TULIP(S): Why I Believe in a Sovereign Decree

Recently, I was talking to some brothers in Christ about Calvinism. Through our conversations it was clear that their primary rejection of Calvinism as they know it was due to the concept of what we Calvinists call God’s decree. In other words, they had some basic understanding of how, in Calvinism, God has decided what happens in history, and given all the evil and suffering … Continue reading TULIP(S): Why I Believe in a Sovereign Decree

Responding to Supernatural Part II: Free Will

Introduction: It is imperative one reads the first blog of this series prior to continuing in order to understand my heart and purpose. In that blog responding to Heiser’s book, I covered the issue of sovereignty (God’s decree and plan.) In this blog, I will focus on the other issue Dr. Heiser regularly brought up: free will. The Bondage of the Will: In the debate … Continue reading Responding to Supernatural Part II: Free Will

Responding to Supernatural Part I: Sovereignty with a Chest

Introduction: I recently finished Dr. Michael Heiser’s book Supernatural. It has been recommended by a good friend, as well as a trusted pastor. After finishing the book, I had conflicting emotions. The book has many positive qualities. I would say the primary thesis of the book is largely established. The book is a challenge to Christians to rethink what the Bible says about the unseen … Continue reading Responding to Supernatural Part I: Sovereignty with a Chest

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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

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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