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
“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he … Continue reading The Unwaiting Savior
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
“And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.” –Matthew 9:9 The receipt of custom refers to the tax office. Sitting at his place of work was a man named Matthew, whom … Continue reading Matthew: The Man Who Rose Up to Follow Jesus
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 … Continue reading Are You Sure of Your Salvation?
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
“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:32). He was a huge man in his thirties, weighing more than 350 pounds. He was also an unhappy man who was desperate to lose weight. He wanted to change. He wanted to be different. … Continue reading When Will I Be Different?