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?
“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.
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.
Because God is the main character and the focus of the story of Bible, every Scripture should be interpreted in light of God’s grace and glory. When that focus changes, the interpretation of Scripture will suffer, leading to a weakened or corrupt interpretation and an incomplete and/or ineffective understanding of what God intended for us to know.
God never changes. He does not love you more today and less tomorrow. He does not love you more when you are good and less when you are bad or disobedient. He does not love you more when you succeed and less when you fail. His love for you does not change with time or circumstances.
Remember the old chorus "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus"? Maybe it's time we revised some of the words.
The next part of this study on repentance is admittedly somewhat subjective. What I mean is that the concept of repentance as a gift from God will be acceptable only to those who have a particular view of the sovereignty of God.