Jonah: Understanding the Grace of God

Most Christians are very familiar with the opening chapter of the book of Jonah.  There is the call to go to Ninevah and preach about Yahweh, the fleeing to a ship, the ship setting sail, the waves crashing against the ship, the eventual tossing over Jonah into the sea, and the swallowing up of Jonah … Continue reading

Does My View Of Creation Matter?

When the Ham/Nye debate occurred a while ago, it was evident that neither one of these men were going to change the other’s mind.  Each one was set in his own worldview, and to change their view on something as big as creation and evolution would require monumental shifts that would effect more than just … Continue reading

The Sovereignty of God: Are We Robots? Is God the Author of Evil?

If God is sovereign and in control of all things, how are we not just a bunch of robots?  If providence is true, how does God not become the author of evil?  These are just a couple questions I have been asked time and time again from students in my brief time in ministry.  Most … Continue reading

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

What’s So Amazing About Grace? It’s Irresistible

What would happen if a person really wanted to be a Christian, but God would not let them?  Here is how someone who believed in irresistible grace (along with the other parts of the TULIP acronym) would respond: If you want to be a Christian, you will be a Christian.  This is because no one … Continue reading

Limited Atonement: Are We Limiting God?

Many people think that unconditional election (the U of the TULIP acronym) is the hardest pill to swallow of the “five points of calvinism.”  I actually believe that the “L,” or limited atonement, is the toughtest.  Why?  Because it challenges the general belief that Jesus Christ died for every single person on earth, and that … Continue reading