The Exalted View of God in Scripture

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The nature and attributes of God are seen not only in His person, but in His creation as well. We are reminded, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). The Old Testament declares the same truth in Psalm 19:1. (more…)

A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This is the title of a document that was produced in the spring of 2012 by Pastor Eric Hankins. It sets forth the beliefs of many Southern Baptists regarding critical points of God’s salvation plan. The signers of this document and many likeminded others reject Calvinism along with the label non-Calvinist; preferring to describe themselves as Traditionalists. The document caused quite a response among Calvinists.

The most recent issue of The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry is comprised of a group of essays by supporters of the Traditional Statement. These essays explain the articles of the Traditional Statement more fully. I encourage you to read the essays. They will help you understand some serious problems with Calvinism and become familiar with a more biblical understanding of God’s plan of salvation.

I contributed the commentary on article five entitled The Regeneration of the Sinner.

Here is the link, http://www.baptistcenter.net/

Think About IT: The Battle We Cannot Ignore

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Francis Schaeffer (1912 – 1984) was a Christian pastor and apologist. He is responsible for helping countless pastors and Christian leaders to think more broadly and deeply about God and our world. He considered himself an evangelist. The following is a timely quote by him from almost thirty years ago.

“Make no mistake. We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly gentleman’s discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ . . . It is a conflict on the level of ideas between two fundamentally opposed views of truth and reality. It is a conflict on the level of actions between a complete moral perversion and chaos and God’s absolutes. But do we really believe that the part we play in the battle has consequences for whether or not men and women will spend eternity in hell? Or whether or not in this life people will live with meaning or meaninglessness? Or whether or not those who do live will live in a climate of moral perversion and degradation? Sadly, we must say that few in the evangelical world have acted as if these things are true. Rather than trumpet our accomplishments and revel in our growing numbers, it would be closer to the truth to admit that our response has been a disaster.”[1]


 

[1] Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1984), 31-32.

Infanticide and Euthanasia

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Recently, Chris Haynes presented a very helpful paper in the Round Table in Ethics that dealt with infanticide and euthanasia. A clear understanding of the sanctity of life is something every Christian needs to know in order to strengthen his own faith and be equipped to help others see God in the world and society. Chris’s paper is a great resource to that end.

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Is Libertarian Free Will Eternal? Part VI

Monday, December 16th, 2013

This is the sixth and last part of a series of responses by Calvinists’ to my article on SBCToday  (September 2013).1 The full title of the article is “Can Man Endowed with Libertarian Free Will Live Righteously Forever in Heaven?” You may also search this site for the article. The blogger’s comments are emboldened, followed by my response. (more…)

  1. [1] http://sbctoday.com/2013/09/13/is-libertarin-free-will-eternal/#comment-41520 []

Is Libertarian Free Will Eternal? Part V

Monday, December 9th, 2013

This is the fifth part of a series of responses by Calvinists’ to my article on SBCToday  (September 2013).1 The full title of the article is “Can Man Endowed with Libertarian Free Will Live Righteously Forever in Heaven?” You may also search this site for the article. The blogger’s comments are emboldened, followed by my response. (more…)

  1. [1] http://sbctoday.com/2013/09/13/is-libertarin-free-will-eternal/#comment-41520 []

Is Libertarian Free Will Eternal? Part IV

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

This is the fourth part of a series of responses by Calvinists’ to my article on SBCToday  (September 2013).1 The full title of the article is “Can Man Endowed with Libertarian Free Will Live Righteously Forever in Heaven?” You may also search this site for the article. The blogger’s comments are emboldened, followed by my response. (more…)

  1. [1] http://sbctoday.com/2013/09/13/is-libertarin-free-will-eternal/#comment-41520 []

Is Libertarian Free Will Eternal? Part III

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

This is the third part of a series of responses by Calvinists’ to my article on SBCToday (September 2013).1 The full title of the article is “Can Man Endowed with Libertarian Free Will Live Righteously Forever in Heaven?” You may also search this site for the article. The blogger’s comments are emboldened, followed by my response. (more…)

  1. [1] http://sbctoday.com/2013/09/13/is-libertarin-free-will-eternal/#comment-41520 []

Is Libertarian Free Will Eternal? Part II

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Following is a Calvinist’s response to my article on SBCToday. (September 2013).1 The full title of the article is “Can Man Endowed with Libertarian Free Will Live Righteously Forever in Heaven?” You may also search this site for the article. The blogger’s comments are emboldened, followed by my response. (more…)

  1. [1] http://sbctoday.com/2013/09/13/is-libertarin-free-will-eternal/#comment-41520 []

Is Libertarian Free Will Eternal? Part I

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Following is a Calvinist’s response to my article on SBCToday.  (September 2013).1 The full title of the article is “Can Man Endowed with Libertarian Free Will Live Righteously Forever in Heaven?” You may also search this site for the article. The blogger’s comments are emboldened, followed by my response. (more…)

  1. [1] http://sbctoday.com/2013/09/13/is-libertarin-free-will-eternal/#comment-41520 []