Category Archives: Salvation

Two reasons Amish reject assurance of salvation

Is it proper to make a judgment or proclamation of one’s salvation until that appointed Day of Judgment? Continue reading

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I am hopeless without my Advocate

God’s righteous anger toward our willful rebellion is withdrawn from us because the punishment it deserved has been placed on our willing Savior. God is both the propitiator and the propitiated. Continue reading

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Post Easter reflection

I wish gentle therapy for the self would work, but it requires… Continue reading

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Baptism now saves you?

One of the most challenging texts of the N.T. to interpret. Continue reading

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Jesus was crucified by Rome and rose from the dead

How to understand evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and the salvation He offers. Continue reading

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A closer look at Romans 9-11

A closer look at Romans 9-11. Continue reading

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Unfortunate debate over Romans 9-11

I wrote this because of the temptation to focus so much on debated doctrines in Romans 9-11 that we miss the need to humbly worship the God who is revealed so amazingly in these chapters. 

I also see an urgency to place the chapters in the larger context of… Continue reading

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The order of regeneration and faith

Do we wait until the man is cured and then bring him the medicine? Do we preach Christ to the righteous and not to sinners? Continue reading

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Profession vs. Possession of Salvation

It is questionable whether anyone who reasons, `Now that I am a Christian, I can live as I please’, has really been converted. Continue reading

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Salvation is eternally secure

The stability and effectiveness of both our walk with God and our service for Him is directly related to our understanding of the salvation He has given to us. Continue reading

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