Divine Foreknowledge and Foreordination

Divine Foreknowledge and Foreordination

God has decreed all things. Typically one would associate this idea with Calvinism. In reality, there is nothing uniquely Calvinistic about this statement. It is a statement that every consistent theist must adhere to. If Calvinism is the only theology that will...
Examine Yourself – Paul Washer

Examine Yourself – Paul Washer

Continuing with the recent theme, here’s another sermon by Paul Washer. I understand not everyone is a fan of his “shock and awe” style of preaching, but he delivers important messages that the Christian would be wise to take...
Examine Yourselves – Spurgeon

Examine Yourselves – Spurgeon

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! (2 Corinthians 13:5...
Busyness and Spiritual Discipline

Busyness and Spiritual Discipline

This sermon by Paul Washer follows up well to the comments I posted last week on Being Alone With Your God. It should be worth your time to listen and maybe even take some notes. The audio cuts out at the beginning, but picks back up at the 4:45 minute...
Be Alone With Your God

Be Alone With Your God

“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Our fathers had much to say about stillness, and by stillness they meant the absence of motion or the absence of noise or both. They felt that they must be still for at least a part of the day, or that day would be...
Why Are Some Elected and Not Others?

Why Are Some Elected and Not Others?

“But there are some who say, ‘It is hard for God to choose some and leave others.’ Now, I will ask you one question. Is there any of you here this morning who wishes to be holy, who wishes to be regenerate, to leave off sin and walk in holiness? ‘Yes, there is,’ says...
ENCOURAGE

ENCOURAGE

Here are some wise words from Paul David Tripp, in his book, War of Words. He uses the word “ENCOURAGE” as an acrostic for remembering essential advice on how to confront others biblically. Examine your heart. Confrontation always begins with you. Because...
More Quotes on Fatalism, and Some Concluding Thoughts

More Quotes on Fatalism, and Some Concluding Thoughts

I’ve been offering a brief series of quotations in response to the frequent claim that Calvinism teaches or implies “fatalism.” As the following quotations, and my previous four posts show, this is a charge based in ignorance. There is a vast chasm...
Loraine Boettner, in Reply to the Charge of Fatalism

Loraine Boettner, in Reply to the Charge of Fatalism

In his book, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, Boettner devotes a section to responding to “Objections Commonly Urged Against the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination.” The first he considers is the charge that it is fatalism. Boettner responds: Much...