John Calvin's emphasis was upon certainty. He abhorred the way in which Romanism kept people wondering whether or not they were saved. In his Defense of the Reformed faith, p. 256; Eerdmans, Grand Rapids (1958), he wrote: Thus nothing is left but constant disquietude, and slow torture, and … [Read more...] about Assurance
Paul was so upset that he didn't bother to begin his letter to the Galatians with the usual salutation. Instead he jumped right into the fray with all four feet! What could have upset him so greatly? Simply this---people were leading the Galatian church(s) astray about the Gospel itself! Now … [Read more...] about An Upset Apostle!
Have you ever thought much about the way in which God works to bring about His purposes? Take the story of Joseph---what a chain of events to finally land him in the position by which he could influence all of Egypt and save his people! Because he was unable to fathom where each event was heading, … [Read more...] about Do You Wonder What He’s Up To?
In the deep South, in most churches, people talk about being "saved." But, when you ask them what they mean by that, the answers vary---sometimes quite radically. Some groups say you must be baptized by them and join their church to be saved. Others claim that you must walk down an aisle. Still … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean to be Saved?
The very mention of the word sends shock waves up spines! For many moderns it describes the great heresy of our day. To think that anyone would dare to hold that one way only is correct, and all others are antithetical to it (and, therefore) wrong, is unthinkable to post moderns. Today, the idea is … [Read more...] about Antithesis