Freedom in America. Freedom was bought at a high price for the United States of America. Many risked and some even lost their lives in the Revolutionary War to earn the freedoms most of us take for granted today. And freedom is preserved for us today in the United States at a high price. Almost […]
What Is the Doctrine of Election?
The issue of election is quite the hot topic. It is fiercely debated within denominations, across denominations, and even across religions. One objection I commonly hear is that election means God is arbitrary. The argument often goes something like this: The Argument. “If election means that God ultimately decides who will be saved, then God […]
Stick With The Stuff
I have friends who are Catholic, some of whom I am convinced are my brothers and sisters in Christ based on our common affirmation that people are rescued from the just penalty of sin by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Protestant Reformation-esque–? Odd…). What’s more, there are apparently (I have never attended […]
What Is Reformed Theology?
The Intro. I’m glad the title didn’t scare you off too quickly. Â I also debated calling this post, “Why Martin Luther Brought the Theological Thunder,” or, “Lex Just Thought He Was The Toughest Luther,” but, “What Is Reformed Theology?” won out in the end. Why This Post? I’m not mainly interested in a neat history […]
Calvinism: A Prayer And Evangelism Killer?
J.I. Packer once penned the words, “everyone is a Calvinist when he prays.” Â While I’m quite certain this statement is an outrage to those who hold a different doctrinal position, it is nonetheless a true statement. Â After all, why pray if God lacks the power to answer? Â And why seek to fulfill the Great Commission […]
What Is Calvinism?
What first comes into your mind when you see the word Calvinism? If you’ve heard the word, you likely have an opinion on it. And if you’ve ever talked with anyone else about it, you’ve probably found that they do, too. We’ll get into exactly why that is, but let’s first consider (very briefly) how […]