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
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.
Recently, I had an extended though pleasant discussion about theology with a new friend from a Pentecostal background who asked me if I believed in "once saved, always saved."
I am sure that you have heard someone say, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” What is the biblical basis for such a belief and is it correct?
All that God intended for us to know about Him is available in those 66 books that make up the Bible. So what has God revealed about himself?
Even though the church has had the Bible available in its present form for over 1600 years, there are still many people – many of them church members – who have little or no concept of what the Bible actually teaches about God.
God created man to worship God, not simply for the things that God does – creating, sustaining, redeeming – but for who God is. God is much, much more than the sum of all of His actions. That is why He identified himself to Moses as “I AM” and not as “I DO.”