The term “regeneration” is a Biblical word. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). The Greek word “paliggenesia” speaks of a spiritual rebirth in Titus 3:5 (the state or the act), that … Continue reading Regeneration, The Great Work of Our Sovereign God
The study of Titus presents two words that are worthy of careful consideration. The first word is the word elect, in Titus 1:1. “Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth, which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). In seventeen … Continue reading How to Have Assurance of Salvation
“Accepting Christ” “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matt. 24:24). Among the many false prophets who have walked across the stage of human history is the British man called Pelagius (c. AD 360 – … Continue reading The Problem with Modern Evangelism
The fact that others who are called through the ministry of the gospel do come, and are brought to conversion, must not be credited to man, as though one distinguishes himself by free choice from others who are furnished with equal or sufficient grace for faith and conversion (as the proud heresy of Pelagius maintains). … Continue reading Conversion is the Work of God
Doctrine of Election One of the great truths of the Bible is the doctrine of election. The English term “elect”, is used four times in the Old Testament and 13 times in the New Testament of the Authorized Version. The Hebrew word translated “elect” is bachiyr (baw-kheer), and means “to select. The Hebrew word bachar … Continue reading Chosen By God
“Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1). After reading one of the 17 verses in the Authorized Bible that uses the word eklektos (ek-lek-tos'), which means, to “select” (by implication, favorite), it … Continue reading Why is the Doctrine of Election so Emotional?
Men love their free will. But, upon examination, the Doctrine of Free will – what does it do? “It magnifies man into God. It declares God's purposes a nullity, since they cannot be carried out unless men are willing. It makes God's will a waiting servant to the will of man, and the whole covenant … Continue reading The Doctrine of Election Must Be Important