Almost a year ago, I wrote a couple of articles about errors in doctrine I had come across that reinforce a truth that I have repeated on several occasions: If we get the doctrine of God wrong, all of our other doctrines will be in error to some degree. Recently, I heard a preacher make … Continue reading Errors in Doctrine 3
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.
There are many reasons people do not believe in the eternal security of the believer. In the next several articles, I want to address some of these reasons, though not particularly in any order.
In the first article in this series on eternal security, I set out to establish the theological basis for any clear understanding of the subject. That basis is that God is sovereign in all things, including salvation. Before moving on to the subject of sin and of man’s need for redemption, I want to add one additional thought to the concept of God.
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?
If you have read much of my blog or heard me preach, you know that I make much ado about the doctrine and the knowledge of God. I do this because I believe that the church has lost sight of its primary purpose of giving glory to God through obedience, worship, and discipleship.
A correct doctrine of God can lead to the correct application of Scripture, a clearer understanding of redemption, and a clarion call to missions.
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.