Category Archives: Calvinism

Pet Verses

Why are there so many different denominations, groups, cliques, and movements, with each one claiming the title “Christian”? It is because they all have “pet verses” to which they give favored preference over other verses from scripture. Allow me to … Continue reading

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How Should We Interpret Romans Chapter 9?

“Calvinism” series: (post #7) As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” (Romans 9:13, N.K.J.V.) I had originally planned to end the series on Calvinism with the previous post. However, I feel I would be … Continue reading

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Do the Saints Persevere?

“Calvinism” series: (post #6) This post brings us to the last of Calvinism’s five foundational doctrines. The doctrine is known as “Perseverance of the Saints,” and it is the “P” in Calvinism’s famous T-U-L-I-P acrostic. And what does the term … 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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Did Jesus Die for Everybody?

“Calvinism” series: (post #4) Years ago I attended an evangelism/missions service that was part of a multi-night crusade sponsored by our local S.B.C. Association. The guest speaker for the crusade was a fellow S.B.C. pastor who had gained a fair … 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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What is TULIP Theology?

“Calvinism” series: (post #1) I am an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention denomination. Even though some Baptists actually resent being called Protestant, the S.B.C., with its 15 million members, gets categorized as the largest Protestant denomination in America. … 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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