Unconditional Election (Four)

It is written: “Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;”. (Acts 2:23) Calvinists claim that God’s foreknowledge and foreordination are one and the same, ie.., they claim that God foreknows all events because He has foreordained (predestined) all events.... Continue Reading →

Unconditional Election (Three)

It is written: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30  Moreover whom... Continue Reading →

Unconditional Election (Two)

It is written: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4  just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5  having predestined... Continue Reading →

Unconditional Election (One)

It is written: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29) We have learned that the first major doctrine of Calvinism-total hereditary depravity-is not found in the Word... Continue Reading →

How Context Helps Us Interpret Words

It is written: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) One of the most important factors in studying the Bible is to give careful heed to context. Understanding the context of a passage (i.e., the verses surrounding a text of Scripture) is crucial to properly interpreting the Scriptures.... Continue Reading →

Original Sin Or Original Grace?

It is written: Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13  (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over... Continue Reading →

One Of Calvinism’s Great Problems

It is written: “ I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, 2  that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart3.  For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh,”. (Romans... Continue Reading →

Total Hereditary Depravity (Conclusion)

It is written: “Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.” (1 Corinthians 11:2) We have learned that the Old and New Testaments teach that infants are sinless when they are brought into the world; and that the doctrines of... Continue Reading →

Total Hereditary Depravity (Eighteen)

It is written: “I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died.” (Romans 7:9) This is one of the most powerful passages of Scripture regarding the fact that infants and small children are sinless, and that the teachings of original sin and total depravity are unbiblical. Let’s... Continue Reading →

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