Origins Of Calvinism (Five)

It is written: “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.” (1 John 2:19) The early Gnostics (who were the fathers of... Continue Reading →

Origins Of Calvinism (Four)

It is written: “Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.” (2 Thessalonians 2:15) The traditions of the early Christians are helpful in understanding how they dealt with the Gnostic teaching of predestination known as “Fate” by the post-apostolic church (and quite different from the... Continue Reading →

Origins Of Calvinism (Three)

It is written: “Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." (1 Corinthians 15:33) These words were written by the Apostle Paul to the church of God at Corinth. However, the actual saying “evil company corrupts good habits” is from an ancient dramatist named Meander. Paul (and the Corinthians) were very familiar with the... Continue Reading →

Origins Of Calvinism (Two)

It is written: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2  And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth... Continue Reading →

Origin Of Calvinism (One)

It is written: “'Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25  For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. 26  You shall therefore keep My statutes... Continue Reading →

The Magog War Part Three

In our last few studies, we have learned some important facts about the Magog War of Ezekiel 38-39. We have learned that the Magog War would occur: 1. When the Jews returned to their land (Ezekiel 4:1-6; 28:25; 34:13; 36:24; Isaiah 11:10-11). This began to be fulfilled long before the First Coming (536; 457; 444... Continue Reading →

The Magog War: Part Two

Throughout Ezekiel 38 and 39, we are told about a war that a will take place some time during the Christian Age. In this war, the enemies of God will attack "Israel" and (by all appearances) should be successful in trying to destroy God's people. However, the Lord intervenes and the enemies of God are... Continue Reading →

The Magog War: Part One

In the Book of Ezekiel, there is a fascinating prophecy found which describes a coalition of nations which launch an all-out assault upon "Israel" during the "latter years." This list of nations has a determination to defeat God's people; and yet when the Lord Himself intervenes, they are stopped and destroyed. Who are the countries... Continue Reading →

The Spiritual War-The Enemy Targets Out Heart

It is written: 1 Chronicles 21:1-SATAN [an adversary] stood up against Israel and stirred up David to number Israel. John 13:2-Jesus and his followers were at the evening meal. The devil had already persuaded Judas Iscariot to hand Jesus over to his enemies. (Judas was the son of Simon.) The Bible teaches that one of... Continue Reading →

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