Tag Archives: Sovereignty of God

Six Essential Truths of Biblical Saving Faith: An Introduction

The battle for truth is a constant one. Those who would know the truth must ever be vigilant because the powers of darkness are always at their post to suppress righteousness in unrighteousness. It is to their advantage that mankind believe the lie, so, they must themselves be ever alert to those whom God sends […]

God Refutes the Doctrine of ‘Free Will’

Yesterday I posted this article relating Memorial Day to ‘the feasts’ which Israel was to observe every seventh year and made some practical applications. In a parallel passage, specifically Exodus 34:23-24, there is an interesting addition to what God says He will do for all the males of Israel who are being required to come […]

Agreeing With John Piper

On the night of the tornados striking Oklahoma recently, John Piper tweeted two passages from the book of Job. @JohnPiper: “Your sons and daughters were eating and a great wind struck the house, and it fell upon them, and they are dead.” Job 1:19 @JohnPiper: “Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his […]

Secret Sins

David Leach: “Christian, your secret sins are never secret. (Prov 15:3) You may go to desperate lengths to secure your darker impulses and antinomian activity from your church, your neighbor your family and your co-worker but you utterly lack the resources to hide them from the eyes of the Lord. Even if you are profoundly […]

John MacArthur: “Jesus does not presently exercise His full divine will over the earth.”

Christ is Lord of the earth in the sense of His being its Creator and its ultimate Ruler; but He does not presently exercise His full divine will over the earth. – John MacArthur All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of […]

I, Nebuchadnezzar

Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles’ feathers, and his nails were like birds’ claws. At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my […]

While The Earth Remains…

A word from the Mrs… While the politicians sit in their halls of earthly power and debate global warming, the Hollywood elite put forth immorality in their trade and while the media pushes it all down our throats, I am so thankful that the Lord reigns. He is in control and pulls their strings, bringing about His […]

What Is “Double-Predestination,” And Does The Bible Teach It?

– By Nathan Pitchford & John Hendryx The term “double predestination” simply means that, just as God predestines some, but not all, to eternal salvation, so he predestines others to eternal punishment; this second part of “double” predestination, God’s appointment of all but the elect unto eternal destruction, is sometimes called “reprobation”; and those who […]

Important Lessons Drawn From The Decrees Of God

Thomas Boston 1. Has God decreed all things that come to pass? Then there is nothing that falls out by chance, nor are we to ascribe what we meet with either to good or bad luck and fortune. There are many events in the world which men look upon as mere accidents, yet all these […]

Does God Compel Men To Act?

A.W. Pink   How is it possible for God to so bring His power to bear upon men that they are PREVENTED from doing what they desire to do, and IMPELL to do other things they do not desire to do, and yet to preserve their responsibility? It would seem that if God put forth […]

A Sad “Dear John”…Calvin!

Ok, I am seriously interested in how you would answer this young man. Think and let us know!!!

A Gospel Summary

Jeffrey C. Nesbitt This is a reply to the question often asked, “What should we include in our Gospel presentation?” What follows is only a summary and the bare minimum that should be included in the whole Gospel. I also believe that it is not necessary, nor many times possible, to bring the whole gospel […]

Does Calvinism Make God Unjust?

Does anyone “deserve” a chance at salvation?

Duncan, Sproul, MacArthur, Ferguson on Open Theism

What is ‘Open Theism,’ and why is it wrong? Here’s your primer! – JT

Virginia Tech: Exploitation of a Massacre

Update: Follow-up article can be found here. It’s been almost 2 years since the ‘Virginia Tech Massacre’ as the media calls it.  April 16th is just around the corner, and when…if, that day arrives, there will be much said, remembered, and recalled when that particular date rolls around. At least it will in Blacksburg, VA. […]

A Nation Ruined By Rights

The following is from the forward of a small booklet by Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg. It is a reprint of an article written by Dr. R.L. Dabney in 1888 entitled “Anti-Biblical Theories of Rights’. In Dr. Rumburg’s words: “Even though first written in July 1888, the principles Dabney discloses are an index to the state […]

The Trumpet of the Soul Sounding to Judgement, Part 1

The following is part 1 of a powerful sermon by a man who was described as “By far the greatest preacher of the Elizabethan age…”  His contemporaries surnamed him ‘the Silver-Tongued’ and regarded him as “perhaps the most eloquent preacher in Europe” of his day. His day? Well, nothing is known of either his birth […]

God’s Sovereignty and Our Presidents’ Heart

In light of the well known positions as well as recent remarks by our new President, there is great comfort to be had, as always, in being reminded that God is still on the throne, still working out His decrees for His glory, in His timing, and for the good of those who are loving […]

Doug Kelly: The Importance of Creationism

Douglas F. Kelly  The following is an excerpt from Dr. Kelly’s excellent work “Creation and Change: Genesis1.1 –2.4 In the Light of Changing Paradigms” (Mentor ). “An understanding of the doctrine of creation helps us to see that the Holy Bible is to be taken seriously when it speaks to the real world. If we […]

Lord and King

“God is sovereign Lord and King, and exerciseth a dominion over the whole world, both heaven and earth. This is so clear, that nothing is more spoken of in Scripture. The very name, “LORD,” imports it.”   – Stephen Charnock

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