(posted in 2011) More from Don Fortner: The issue is not what or how much does a person have to know to be saved. The issue is who. Who must I know? The answer to that question is plainly stated in John 17:3. We must know the true God and the true Christ. Let me make … Continue reading Modern, Freewill, Works Religion
Accordingly, Hypers view God as being the author of sin AND they also believe that man has no responsibility before God for his sin. Hypers believe the Gospel should only preached to the elect and are therefore against the free proclamation of the Gospel to all. Hypers belief you must agree with their soteriological positions as a prerequisite … Continue reading Who are the dreaded Hyper Calvinists?
A post from ChristianForums.com that I wanted to blog so I didn’t lose the info and references with some slight edits to allow for ease of reading. singlecandle writes: This is what the Catholic Encyclopedia says about Arminius: “A leader was sure to rise from the Calvinistic ranks who should point out the baneful corollaries of … Continue reading That Soveraigne Drugge Arminianisme!
I'm addicted to podcasts and audiobooks. Everyday I listen to podcasts and before bed I always have an audiobook I'm working through, so I thought I would recommend a few of my favourites, that may be lesser known. Podcasts Don Fortner is a free grace preacher and I have been a faithful listener for years … Continue reading Podcasts & Audiobooks
WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT SIN IN SUMMARY: This is where we need to begin...again. We must understand what it cost God to send His son to die in our place. Sin is not something that makes you sick but kills you. It murders and is murderous. We cannot allow Arminian tradition to downplay how … Continue reading Is “Calvinism” Biblical? (Final Post)
WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT REPROBATION: Webster's Dictionary of 1828 defines reprobation thusly; REPROBA''TION, n. [L. reprobatio.] 1. The act of disallowing with detestation, or of expressing extreme dislike. 2. The act of abandoning or state of being abandoned to eternal destruction. When a sinner is so hardened as to feel no remorse or misgiving … Continue reading Is “Calvinism” Biblical? (pt 12)
THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT SALVATION IS GIVEN BY OUR SOVEREIGN GOD: Whatever God commands, wills and ordains will be accomplished. If God seeks to save that which was lost, have faith, He will save them. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it … Continue reading Is “Calvinism” Biblical? (pt 11)
THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT FAITH AND REPENTANCE ARE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (Acts 5) "granted repentance unto life" When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified … Continue reading Is “Calvinism” Biblical? (pt 10)
THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THE GOSPEL IS NOT GIVEN TO ALL: We fail to recognize the sinfulness of sin if we believe the Gospel is discerned in the flesh and therefore something we can believe in on our own. The Bible teaches us that sin kills, we are dead in sin, can do nothing to be saved … Continue reading Is “Calvinism” Biblical? (pt 9)
THE BIBLE TEACHES US THAT WE ARE SAVED BY THE SPIRIT: We are not made sons and daughters of God by our choice, our ability to discern the spiritual goodness of God or believe the Gospel. This ability to receive the Gospel is "lead by the Spirit." For as many as are led by the … Continue reading Is “Calvinism” Biblical? (pt 8)