What Was God Doing Before Creation?

Anyone who has heard me preach or teach on more than one occasion will probably know that one of my “pet” subjects is the knowledge of God. I am convinced that one of the major weaknesses of the contemporary church is an insufficient and oftentimes an incorrect knowledge of God. Much of what we think … Continue reading What Was God Doing Before Creation?

Errors in Doctrine 3

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

The Solution

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

Once Saved… Pt2

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.

John 3:16 Redux Continued

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.