Calvin’s Doctrine of Predestination

The French theologian John Calvin is commonly associated with the doctrine of predestination especially in his famous treatise, Institutes of the Christian Religion, though admittingly this was not the centerpiece of his theological framework. According to Calvin, it can be summarized as: “Predestination we call the eternal decree of God, by which He has determined…

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Paradoxical Standing In The Peace Of God Romans 5:1-11

  The peace of God is rooted in both testaments with an express idea of being whole, complete, calm, having a relationship of goodwill between God and humans. In this peace, we can stand in relationship to God, knowing that He has bestowed on us the grace which is revealed by faith and accepted by…

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What To Look For In A Church

You take your first steps into the unknown walls of a new church, uncertain of what is to come. You see the outside structures resembling something from the early 16th century but inside you see a renovated building. Greeted by a warm stranger who hands you a piece of paper detailing the events of the…

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How Long Should You Wait On God?

While I was attending my senior year of high school, the question which plagued my mind was the uncertainty of the future. Here I was, almost about to embark on life’s new journey, without a clue as to what would transpire. I applied for many universities in hopes that one would respond to my beckoning…

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The Life And Ministry Of Charles Spurgeon

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” One of my favorite preachers of the Gospel is by far Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This biography doesn’t do justice to the man who spread God’s word like wild-fire, made soul winning his chief concern and lived with purpose…

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Lessons From The Sin Of Achan

Here we find the nation of Israel, who’s led by Joshua, has just seized the city Jericho by God’s miraculous providence. Marching around the city seven times with a shout the walls turned into dust before the Israelites and all the spoils of war that goes along with it. Victory would soon be turned into…

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Religion And The Gospel

Christianity teaches us that our problem is sin. It has a strong vice-grip on the believer that tries to entrap every situation for the purpose of spiritual demise. With this in mind, there has to be a solution, a way of escape to aid us in our road less traveled. Two answers can be found…

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Can You Forgive a Murderer?

In light of recent events, I’m brought again to my knees, questioning my own faith walk when it comes to the forgiveness of others. Surely we as believers have been given the spiritual stomach to accept certain wrongdoings but to what degree? How far will we go to forgive someone? Before we look into scripture,…

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Book Review: “The Reason for God” by Tim Keller

One of the many arguments todays Christian apologist face is on the existence of a supernatural being, who is not only active in the world, but has authority and dominion over all. The skeptic person has increasing doubt when faced with the biblical truths found in scripture which will reveal the inner parts and exposes sin to…

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