Reformed Theology and Its Doctrine

Dr. David F. Wells was Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  In 1993, he published his book, No Place for Truth: Or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? in order to share his alarm about the state of the Confessional Church in the world today.  “The disappearance of theology from the life of the … Continue reading Reformed Theology and Its Doctrine

An Important Question

“Does regeneration precede salvation?" or, “Does salvation precede regeneration?” There is a theological bias that contends regeneration comes after faith.  It is asserted that a person must believe in order to become a Christian, and then, when a person becomes a Christian they are regenerated. Those of another theological persuasion say just the opposite.  It … Continue reading An Important Question

Develop a Christian Vocabulary

ADOPTION. The apostle Paul used the term adoption to set forth a vital aspect of the salvation of every believer (Rom. 8:15, 23; 9:4; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:15). According to law of Rome, adoption was a legitimate means to designate an heir. A legal transfer was made from the authoritative structure of the natural father, … Continue reading Develop a Christian Vocabulary

Reformed Theology Defined

Theology is different from religion for theology starts with God, and moves to anthropology, or the study of man. Religion starts with anthropology, or man, and moves to God.  The study of religion is the study of human behavior such as prayer, sacrifice, and ethics. Exodus 32 tells the tragic story of a man made … Continue reading Reformed Theology Defined

Why Has God Chosen to Save Sinners by Grace?John Bunyan

With additional comments and summary Stanford E. Murrell “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 The answer to the question, "Why has God chosen to save sinners by grace?" is easy to answer.  It can be said that God saves sinners … Continue reading Why Has God Chosen to Save Sinners by Grace?John Bunyan

Regeneration, A Great Work of God’s Sovereign Grace

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, A Great Work of God’s Sovereign Grace

The Problem with Modern Evangelism

“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