Category Archives: Belief

Holiness, Mercy, Grace, & Wrath

God is a God of perfect holiness. Each human being is a sinner. Herein lies the problem. Fortunately for us, God is also a God of love. And it is out of this love that He extends mercy to each … Continue reading

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Making Music Out of All the Noise

Famed American composer/pianist George Gershwin was standing on a crowded beach talking to a friend. The waves were crashing into the shoreline. Other people were engaged in conversations. A nearby merry-go-round was operating in full volume. Venders were trying to … Continue reading

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Salvation & Works

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which … Continue reading

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Can God’s Grace Be Resisted?

“Calvinism” series: (post #5) The “I” in the T-U-L-I-P acrostic that sums up the five core points of Calvinism is “Irresistible Grace.” The thrust of this particular point is that if God chose an individual in eternity past to be … Continue reading

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What Does It Take to Become One of God’s “Elect”?

“Calvinism” series: (post #3) Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father… (1 Peter 1:1-2, N.K.J.V.) Make no mistake, it’s … Continue reading

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Can a Dead Person Make a Decision?

“Calvinism” series: (post #2) And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins… (Ephesians 2:1, N.K.J.V.) And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together, with Him, having … Continue reading

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Before Genesis 1:1

“And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” (John 17:5, N.K.J.V.) Take your Bible and turn to its very first verse, Genesis 1:1. You’ll see that the … Continue reading

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