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Jesus’ Divinity and His Humanity: Synergistic or Monergistic?

A lot has been written about man’s ability to respond to God’s salvific initiative in revelation and reconciliation. Romans 1:16 tells us that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe. On the surface, that … Continue reading

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The Problem With Calvinism Part 3

In Romans 1:16 the apostle Paul declares, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” I praise … Continue reading

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The problem With Calvinism Part 2

There is a second reason that I cannot accept the tenets of Calvinism and it involves the Calvinist postulate that God before the foundation of the world chose the elect to be “in Christ” and those individuals are the ones … Continue reading

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Individual Election in Ephesians 1

Some point to Ephesians 1 as a proof text highlighting God’s initiative in individual election. This article will look at the text to see what it is that Paul is saying to the church in Ephesus and to the church … Continue reading

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The Problem With Calvinism, Part 1

Calvinism is the new fad in the SBC today. It has been around the SBC since its founding but make no mistake about it, it is infinitely more popular today than it has ever been in the SBC. More people … Continue reading

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David Dockery: Prophet or Protagonist in the Rise of Calvinism?

As a consequence of the Conservative Resurgence, Dr. David Dockery, president of Union University in Jackson, TN, makes this prophetic statement concerning the rise of Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention; he says: “I predicted the rise of Calvinism in … Continue reading

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A Critical Look at Limited Atonement and Matthew 22

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Soteriology Simplified. In Matthew 22:14 Jesus makes the statement, “for many are called, but few are chosen.” Jesus makes this statement in the context of the marriage supper of the Lamb. … Continue reading

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The Sovereignty of God and Man’s Free Will

It must be understood that men are free to make decisions or choices that fall within the boundaries of their abilities. A man cannot safely step off a third story balcony. An individual cannot of his own free will just … Continue reading

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Not Ashamed of the Gospel or Not Ashamed of Regeneration? Romans 1:16

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Soteriology Simplified. Notice Paul’s declaration in Romans 1:16-23: 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who … Continue reading

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Al Mohler and Danny Akin: How Can This Be True for the Calvinist?

Last week Dr. Al Mohler tweeted the following statement: “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.” quoting Carl Henry. Today, Dr, Danny Akin tweeted the same statement with the following personal comment: “This statement continually … Continue reading

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