Category Doctrine

Does biblical salvation include free will?

Typical christianity church in Norway
Satan’s goal is to prevent and pervert salvation Just as Satan uses “works religions” vs. “faith” to prevent salvation outside the church, he also uses “free will faith” vs “biblical election” to pervert salvation inside the church. Although many credits…

A jet tour through the Bible?

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The Bible is a big book. How can you truly understand it? Understanding the bible requires three important initial concepts. You need to be saved, you need a good translation and finally, you need to understand practical hermeneutics. This post…

Best Bible Study Tools

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There are a number of tools and resources that I use for my bible study that may be of help to you. Please know that the links below are to Amazon but are not affiliate links. I have included them…

The Widow’s Mite

the widows mite
The Widow’s mite In both Mark 12:42-44 and Luke 21:2-4 Christ relates the story of the poor widow who came to the temple treasury to put in two small copper coins. Christ comments “Truly I say to you, this poor…

Pray like Paul

pray like paul
How we pray We often pray for things, or for conditions to be change – that someone would get a new “fill in the blank,” or that the health of someone might be improved. We tend to direct our prayers…

Same lie, different name

Old books and hourglass
Is the bible outdated? A common refrain is that the bible is “outdated.” The same argument being used to overturn the U.S. Constitution and many other well worn institutions. Is not, however, the lies and tactics of Satan the same…

How to pray

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Things and conditions We often pray for things, or for conditions to be changed, that someone get a new “fill in the blank”, or that the health of someone be improved. We tend to direct our prayers to the outcome…

Not many wise

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1 Corinthians 1:26-29 is an interesting verse. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame…

The Greatest Commandment

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The greatest command – One God to love- with heart, soul, mind and strength Deuteronomy 6:5 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” This is known…

"It wasn't a potential atonement actuated by the sinner, it was an actual atonement initiated by the savior."

John MacArthur