Before moving on with the study of man’s free will vis-à-vis the sovereign and unchangeable will of God, I want to go back just a moment to the article on Adam. Some of what follows is repetition from earlier posts, but bears repeating for the sake of clarity. Since the posting of earlier articles dealing … Continue reading Back to the Garden 2
Who was Noah? Was he a righteous man that God chose to build an ark, or a wicked man that God chose to redeem for His own purpose?
Since the 16th Century and the radical changes that took place during the Reformation, the church has debated the apparent conflict between the perfect, sovereign will of God and the free will and responsibility of man. The argument continues unabated today. There seems to be no easy solution to the apparent conflict, although there have been several attempts through the centuries
Adam, created perfectly and placed in a perfect environment, discovered that, when dependent upon his own free will, could not make a decision for righteousness. How then can fallen man living in a corrupt world be expected to do what Adam could not?
How would you answer this question? Can you justify your answer according to Scripture? Here's is my attempt at doing just that.
“If man’s will is so absolutely corrupt, and if man cannot see righteousness, and if he is unable to seek after God, then how can a person come to choose Christ?” These are good questions. The answer may not be so easy.
Does man have free will when it comes to matters of righteousness? How does man's will relate to God's sovereignty? This article begins to try to answer these questions.
What does the term "irresistible grace" mean? Whatever happened to free will? This first article in a short series will attempt to answer those questions.
There are many songs that we sing in church that we have sung for so long without ever questioning their biblical accuracy. There are many new songs that we love to listen to for which we have never given due theological consideration. The purpose of this article is to encourage us to pay attention to what we confess in song. False doctrine is not typically apparent, but sneaks up on us in beautiful and often subtle ways.
The primary purpose for my blog is to spread the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and to explain what the Bible actually says about the issues of salvation, the church, and the application of biblical truths to real life. For that purpose, I try to avoid making direct references to politically related issues. But sometimes silence is not very effective. That is especially true in the case of abortion. My beliefs may not be popular, but I believe they are true to the word of God.