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What is Arminianism

What is Arminianism

What is Arminianism? Arminianism is a system of belief that attempts to explain the relationship between God”™s sovereignty and mankind”™s free will, especially in relation to salvation. Arminianism is named after Jacob Arminius (1560-1609), a Dutch theologian. While Calvinism emphasizes the sovereignty of God, Arminianism emphasizes the responsibility of man. If Arminianism is broken down […]

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What is predestination

What is predestination

What is predestination? Romans 8:29-30 tells us, “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” Ephesians 1:5 and 11 […]

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Monergism vs synergism

Monergism vs synergism

Monergism vs. synergism This topic has been hotly debated within the church for centuries. It is not exaggerating to say that this debate concerns the very heart of the gospel itself. First, let us define the two terms. When we talk about monergism vs. synergism, theologically speaking, we”™re talking about who brings about our salvation. […]

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What is common grace

What is common grace

What is common grace? The doctrine of common grace pertains to the sovereign grace of God bestowed upon all of mankind regardless of their election. In other words, God has always bestowed His graciousness on all people in all parts of the earth at all time. Although the doctrine of common grace has always been […]

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John Calvin

John Calvin

“Among all those who have been born of women, there has not risen a greater than John Calvin; no age, before him ever produced his equal, and no age afterwards has seen his rival. In theology, he stands alone, shining like a bright fixed star, while other leaders and teachers can only circle round him, […]

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He loves me He loves me not

He loves me He loves me not

He loves me, He loves me not How can one be sure that God loves them? At some point in time, almost every Christian will be faced with the problem of assurance. They will question whether God loves them with their many sins. And like a teenage girl, they will pick up their Bibles and […]

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What is prevenient grace

What is prevenient grace

What is prevenient grace? “Prevenient grace” is a phrase used to describe the grace given by God that precedes the act of a sinner exercising saving faith in Jesus Christ. The term “prevenient” comes from the Latin and means “to come before.” By definition, every theological system which affirms the necessity of God”™s grace prior […]

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For Whom Did Jesus Die

For Whom Did Jesus Die

For whom, did Jesus die? Virtually every evangelical Christian will answer “for the whole world, all mankind without exception.” But is this what Scripture teaches? Let's first start by assuming that God actually did die for all mankind without exception and see the implications of the assumptions. Save or make salvation possible? Most people will […]

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The Sovereignty of God and Prayer

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org I am often asked, "If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that his knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying […]

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Election

Election

Election “Well can I remember the manner in which I learned the doctrines of grace in a single instant. Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the old things I had heard continually from the pulpit, and did not see the grace of God. When I was coming to […]

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