December 12, 2017

God Made Visible (2)

George Stiekes Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (I Timothy 1:17) The Spirit of God reveals a four-fold description of our God that every believer ought to understand and cherish if he is to truly know God and experience an intimate relationship […]

God Made Visible

George Stiekes Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (I Timothy 1:17) The Spirit of God reveals a four-fold description of our God that every believer ought to understand and cherish if he is to truly know God and experience an intimate relationship […]

A Basic Definition of the Trinity

Thomas Overmiller Any description of the Trinity must include two basic elements. First, it must affirm that there is one eternal God. Second, it must affirm that this God has always existed as three persons. That is why theologians use trinity to describe this “three-in-oneness” of God. He is one God (uni- means “one”) and […]

Acts 2:38 and Baptismal Regeneration

Wally Morris The question of whether baptism is necessary for salvation is a question with which many Christians struggle. The connection between baptism and Christian testimony is ingrained in the culture of many people. For example, if you ask someone if they are a Christian or if they think they will be in heaven one […]

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 […]