Chosen in Christ—the Seed of Genesis 3:15

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God’s choosing of specific individuals to be saved, was just as certain as God’s choosing of His Son to save us—as His “Chosen One” (Lu 9:35), as these passages reveal:   (Ephesians 1:3-4) – 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Read More …

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Sovereign Wind, Sovereign Wishes

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The passages below reveal the Sovereign nature of our election and call to Christ, that it’s entirely a matter of God’s will.   (John 3:5-8) – 5 Jesus answered, truly, truly, I say to you, unless one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which Read More …

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Everyone Called, Receives Christ

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  In regard to the call to Christ, there’s two forms: First, there’s a general call that goes out to the world via the spoken or written gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s inevitable that there will be many people who hear the words of the gospel message, because the message is going out to the Read More …

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Apostasy, the Unpardonable Sin and the Sovereinty of God

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  Apostasy: To fall away (He 6:4-6; He 10:26-30). To know and accept (intellectually) the doctrines of Christianity, but to renounce and abandon them later on for a different belief system—whether it’s a variation (distortion) of Christianity (Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.) or a completely different religion (Islam, Buddism, Hinduism, etc.). What apostasy is not is Read More …

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Why Regeneration Must Precede Faith

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  Arminian theology teaches that faith precedes regeneration, that regeneration is the result of placing faith in Christ. Calvinist theology teaches that regeneration must precede faith, that one must be regenerated first in order to believe. Which is it? I believe the Apostle Paul reveals the answer in the following brief study.   Romans 8:4-9 Read More …

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A Former Arminian at Peace

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  For most of my life I was an Arminian Christian. I wrote and taught Arminian theology for many years. But I was not merely an Arminian, I was passionately against Calvinism. No one wrote against Calvinism with more passion than I did. I even prayed against Calvinism. I think it would be accurate to Read More …

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False Prophets & False Believers Among Us

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  Introduction In the passage below, Jesus warns us about “false prophets” (false teachers). They’re either deceivers or are totally deceived themselves. This also applies to false believers, those who believe and practice what false prophets teach (Lu 6:43-45). He tells us to “watch out.” Jesus gives us this warning and instruction because it’s important Read More …

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Sovereign Election in the Words of Jesus

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  If there’s a doctrine that makes Christians uncomfortable and don’t like talking about, I think at the top of the list would have to be the doctrine of election. However, we can’t just ignore it, because to do so is to ignore the teachings of Christ. I believe the Bible teaches Sovereign Election. This Read More …

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Understanding the “All” Verses Regarding the Atonement

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  Introduction Is the atonement of Christ limited or unlimited in its scope? In other words, did Christ die for all people, as in every individual who comes into the world, or did He die for particular individuals, referred to in the Bible as “the elect?” There are several verses in the Bible that use Read More …

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Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (OT Pattern) — [4 of 4]

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  Four, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) falls short in its understanding of the connection between Old Testament Israel and New Testament Israel, which results in an erroneous position on CE.   First let me say that I am a strong proponent of Fulfillment Theology, which is a central teaching of Covenant Theology and New Covenant Read More …

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Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Christ as the Group) — [3 of 4]

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  Three, Arminian Corporate Election (CE) has the erroneous idea that Christ Himself is the group.   In close association with the previous flaw (part 2), Arminian CE teaches that Jesus is essentially the group Himself — as the corporate Head of the group. But this cannot be, since the group is the Church, and Read More …

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Arminian CE vs. Calvinist CE (Christ’s Twofold Election) — [2 of 4]

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  Two: Arminian Corporate Election (CE) fails to factor-in the two-fold election of Christ, which disallows the idea that we can share in His election.   Arminian CE describes election in a manner that only takes in one aspect of Christ’s election. While it acknowledges that Jesus was chosen to be both the Corporate Head Read More …

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