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  • In this paper I establish the scriptural teaching of salvation by grace apart from works and then discuss several issues concerning “lordship salvation”) 1) does a person have to acknowledge Jesus as his personal Lord, or can he first accept…

  • This is a list of what I liked and didn’t like about William P. Young’s book The Shack

  • Many Christians believe that the word “that” in Ephesians 2:8 refers to the word “faith” as its antecedent. The following comments from various commentaries on the passage show that the Greek language does not allow this. Rather, the word “that”…

  • Some pastors and teachers teach that regeneration precedes faith and is necessary for it. They believe that mankind is so fallen that his heart is unable to respond to the gospel or believe in Christ. They say that we must…

  • I’ve often heard the argument, based on Ephesians 2:1-3 that since fallen man is dead in sin, he is incapable of seeking God, doing good, desiring God, responding to the call of God, or believing in Christ while in this…

  • In summary, John is not addressing what causes someone to initially believe. Rather he says that present and ongoing (present tense) belief that Jesus is the Christ is an evidence that a person has been born of God (perfect tense).

  • Sometimes there can be glorious victories and great surges forward with little struggle or setback. Yet typically, the kingdom is advanced little by little, with constant struggle, and with many setbacks and defeats. So, although I don’t expect that our…

  • In this paper, we will look at the sanctification process—the process by which God’s elect are set apart from the perversion and corruption of sin and set apart to God, to become His pure and spotless people. Understanding the subject…

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