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Free Will in a Response Driven World

I am not a proponent of any discussion concerning the subject, “free-will.” The term itself is vague and ambiguous in and of itself. The whole idea that men are “free” to will what they choose, is in and of itself … Continue reading

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The IMB of the SBC Has a New President: Welcome Dr. David Platt

Well, the SBC has a new president of the International Mission Board. Hip Hip Hurray. The trustees were aware that this appointment would draw a ton of attention, support and criticism. Well, of all the candidates they could have chosen, … Continue reading

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A Word of Warning for the Trustees of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

I have been a Southern Baptist most of my life. I was saved at the age of 10 at a revival meeting in a Southern Baptist church in West Tennessee. I graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and attended … Continue reading

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Jesus and Total Depravity in Matthew 13

Calvinism claims men are totally depraved in that they have no ability to respond to God unless and until God regenerates them or gives them spiritual life to THEN be able to repent and believe and be converted or saved. … Continue reading

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Why Do Some Repent and Are Saved While Others Do Not?

A question is often asked, “Why is one person saved and another not. Two people can hear the same gospel message and one repents and the other does not.” The question is then asked, “Why does one repent and the … Continue reading

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Proverbs 22:6 Training Up Our Children In the Way of the Lord

Proverbs 22:6 instructs us as Christian parents to “train up our children in the way of the Lord so that when they are old they will not depart from that way.” We are to instruct our children while they are … Continue reading

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Matthew 23:37 Is Problematic For the Calvinist Concept

Matthew 23:37 is problematic for the deterministic stance calvinism posits: 37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen … Continue reading

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Acts 11 and The Gift of God Given When We Believe

In Acts 11, the Bible says the Apostles heard that the gentiles had received the Word of God. Reading between the lines, this was not considered a good thing for in verse 2 and 3 we read, And when Peter … Continue reading

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The Error of Total Depravity and Inability in Acts 17

In Acts 17 the Apostle Paul addresses the philosophers at Mars Hill. I want to look at a couple comments that I find very interesting concerning the issue of total depravity and inability as trumped by Calvinism. I will also … Continue reading

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Romans 1 and Total Depravity in Calvinism

Paul writes in Romans 1:16, “For 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. 17 For in … Continue reading

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