“Then the wrath of Elihu . . . was aroused against Job; . . . because he justified himself rather than God. Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job” (Job 32:2-3, NKJV). The book of Job is the Bible’s book on inexplicable … More Fussing with Job, Fuming with Elihu, Fearing God
You have doing, I have not; You have knowing, I have not; You have being, I have not; You are I AM, and I am not– How foolish, then, that I forgot! Forgive me, Lord; I have my spot. All doing, knowing, and being belongs to God–not just that He is the source of all … More Theism: Poem and Meditation
“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you” (Romans 6:17). “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”–so begins John’s Gospel (John 1:1). Before time, the Word was, … More The Bottom Line: God Is Sovereign in Salvation
“Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water” (Matthew 14:28). When I was first wrestling with the sovereignty of God in salvation, my mind objected, If You, Lord, have already chosen some to salvation, what is the use of evangelism? Again, as seen in an earlier post, this objection is … More What If I Lack the Ability to Come to Christ?
Once the sovereignty of God in salvation is acknowledged as true, it is not uncommon for a soul to fearfully wonder, What if I am not elect? What if God did not choose me for salvation from the before the foundation of the world? Am I doomed? In response to these fears, having personally tasted … More What If I Am Not Elect?
Let this be a cardinal rule in theology: We can only know God truly through Jesus Christ. This point is made clear near the beginning of John’s Gospel, when he wrote, “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” … More God Is Sovereign and Sincere in His Gospel Invitation
“…who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…” (Hebrews 1:3). In November, I preached a sermon on Calvinism and Arminianism from John chapter six, entitled, “If I Were a Tricky Theologian.” Among my recent sermons, this one has perhaps … More The Incarnation and a Tricky Theologian