Hebrews 6 has proved to be a contensious passage in the history of exegesis and theology: the strong warning issued in this passage has proved to be the battleground for many soteriological debates. In this paper, I argue that the passage, interpreted within the compatibilist worldview of the Bible, holds together the same tension found … Continue reading CONVINCED OF BETTER THINGS: AN EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS 6:1-12
Prevenient Grace, my new--and first--book is now available on Amazon.ca!
In a few conversations with some of my good friends, I have been continually shocked at their struggles with a doctrine very close to my heart, Perseverance of the Saints. This doctrine triggered a watershed moment in the transformation of my understanding of theology 4 years ago and seems to me to resound from the … Continue reading “Problem” Passages and Perseverance Part 1
I am tired of reading books that attempt to make me think big thoughts about myself, and small thoughts about God; Norman Geisler's Chosen But Free was a textbook example of this kind of book. Fortunately, it produced this response; White's book is anything but a book that will leave you thinking big thoughts about … Continue reading A Review of The Potter’s Freedom by James R. White
Calvinists today have started using the term Effectual Calling in the place of what older Calvinists called Irresistible Grace, this is probably a smart move for this latter term often conveys a false understanding of what is meant. This is for various reasons, but I think Jonathan Edwards explained it best. In the first few … Continue reading Why The Title “Irresistible Grace” is a Misnomer that We Should Abandon
The purpose of the this post is to give an overview and an introduction to the many ways Christians have answered the many questions around which the Calvinism-Arminianism debate revolve. I have attempted to lay out the central questions and give the historical and contemporary responses in language as close as possible to that of … Continue reading A Primer on the Facets of the Human Responsibility Debate
One thing our culture is great at these days in encouraging self-confidence. We are told from childhood that we can do anything we put our minds towards, we are often presented with this picture of children being born innocent and being corrupted by time—in the Christian culture the corruption of our children is often pinned … Continue reading The Facade of Confidence; How Self-Confidence Destroys Our Identity
"Let it, therefore, be our first principle that to desire any other knowledge of predestination than that which is expounded by the word of God, is no less infatuated than to walk where there is no path, or to seek light in darkness.... Therefore, in order to keep the legitimate course in this matter, we … Continue reading Calvin’s Ground Rules for Investigating Predestination