Crossing the Finish Line: Perseverance of the Saints

How many times have you wondered: Can I lose my salvation?  This was a difficult question for me growing up, mainly because my heart had not been changed and I was living the way I wanted to live.  The question I should have been wondering was, “Am I really a Christian?”  This question still haunted … Continue reading

Need Humility? Consider Unconditional Election

If you ever need a good dose of humility, just consider your salvation.  Not the part where you are a child of God and get to enjoy the benefits of being adopted by the creator of the world.  Think about the part where you were totally depraved and had nothing good living inside of you; … Continue reading

Totally What?

Total depravity sounds awful.  If you were to tell someone they are totally depraved, they would probably take that as an insult.  But the reformed church is consistent in its belief that every single person on earth is totally depraved (After all, it is the T in the TULIP acronym).  So what does it mean … Continue reading

Twelve Myths About Calvinism PHPC is a PCA church.  That means (in our theology and doctrine at least) we believe the Bible says certain things.  What are those things?  Well, they summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism.  Most of the time, people do not know what those … Continue reading