November 22, 2017

Predestination

George Stiekes Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you. John 15:16 There have so many disputes, arguments, and even church splits over the issue of predestination. It is sad when brothers and sisters in Christ divide over the issue of free will or election because both are taught in the Bible.

Why a Universal Call to Salvation is Essential

Kevin Schaal It is hard to believe, but there were some mid-19th Century London Baptists who accused Charles Haddon Spurgeon of having a “a second-hand ministry, deeply tainted with an Arminian spirit.”[1] Yes. Spurgeon was called a closet-Arminian by some of his peers. Earthen Vessel, 1855, p. 241, quoted by Iain Murray in Spurgeon v. […]

The Biblical Teaching of Hell (Part One)

Jerry Sivnksty FrontLine • September/October 2009 29 The preaching of death and Hell has always been a means of bringing many individuals to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. However, many preachers have been scorned for their message of Hell-fire and damnation. Multitudes of the unsaved have voiced that preachers are trying to scare them […]

Grace from Eternity to Time

Fred Moritz Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and […]

Three Perspectives on Calvinism

Recently three articles dealing with the Calvinism vs. Armianism vs. In-between-ism came to our attention. One of the articles goes back to 2010, a lifetime in internet years. Each of them reflect different perspectives on the questions surrounding the theology of salvation. None of them are definitive, all-encompassing statements even of their own viewpoints. But […]

Challenges Facing Fundamentalism in the New Millennium (repeat)

James Singleton These words were published seventeen years ago (and republished on P&D in 2012). Their insight into the signs of the times are worth reading again. FrontLine • March/April 2000 It was said that Rip Van Winkle slept through the American Revolution. Today we face a cultural crisis that began in the last few […]

David: A Man Chosen According to God’s Heart

Layton Talbert The Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart” (1 Sam. 13:14). This first reference to David in the Bible has been popularly enshrined in inspiring devotional terms. “A man after his own heart” — we tend to isolate that famous phrase and take it to mean that David was a […]

Adoption: The Precious Truth of Belonging

Robert Condict A reader might be tempted to quickly gloss over a list of technical terms that relate to our salvation: justification, sanctification, conversion, repentance, election, adoption, perseverance (or was it preservation?). The list may appear to be tedious. Perhaps we should just thank God we are saved. Why make this precious truth any more […]

Biblical Separation

A Fundamental Doctrine Mandated by the Nature of God and the Nature of Gospel Stephen J. Hankins The first great truth that should compel all believers in fellowship, worship, and service is the gospel of God—Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the redemption of sinful man. What honest, believing reader of the New Testament does […]

The Spiritual Nature of the Church

Larry Oats “The church is God’s institution for this age.” We hear this often, and the vast majority of those reading this article would give a hearty amen to the statement. The church, however, is not an “institution” in the modern sense of the word. The Oxford Dictionary defines “institution” as a large organization founded […]