Category Archives: Doctrine of election

Help for those who teach Scripture

We evangelicals unapologetically endorse the Bible as the word of God. This means that teachers of the Bible should take seriously the Apostle Paul’s charge to Timothy to “do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a … Continue reading

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Why do people refuse to believe?

  A number of years ago, I spoke on the theme of unbelief at a conference for church leaders in Lakeland, Florida. I asked the question, “Why do people refuse to believe the gospel?” We explored the theme from four … Continue reading

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God’s will in a fallen world

When we pray (daily) for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, we acknowledge that God’s will is not being done on earth as it is in heaven. But in what sense? Certainly God is … Continue reading

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Living within the tension of two truths

  “This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” The wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. Example #1.  Genesis 45:4-8 “Then … Continue reading

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God’s sovereign control and human responsibility

“The Lord has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything” (Psalm 103:19) God “works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). “I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light … Continue reading

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