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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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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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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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Why Are Some Saved and Others Not?

One of the major questions with respect to the issue of calvinism is the following, “Why are some saved and others not saved?” This question is often used to set the stage for God’s efficacious calling because the obvious answer … Continue reading

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Question About Free-Will

Calvinists are critical of the non-calvinists’ position that a man MUST repent and believe to be converted or born again. They argue that salvation or conversion is a sole work of God and that man contributes NOTHING to his conversion. … Continue reading

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When Is Atonement Complete?

I was browsing my twitter account and saw a reference to the following article titled, “The Only String Attached to the Gospel” published at The Gospel Coalition’s web site. The article began, “Over the past decade, youth ministry has benefited … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Calvinism and the Story of Lazarus

Theology has more components to it than Obamacare and unfortunately most folks know about as much about one as they do the other. Take Romans 1:16-17, For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of … Continue reading

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