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

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

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