I know this statement will sound crazy to some, but the Gospel is something you don't hear preached very often in the church today. The funny thing is, others would disagree and say their church preaches it every Sunday. On hearing that, I would have to ask them what they think the Gospel message is. I've … Continue reading Jesus Loves You Is Not The Gospel
Total depravity is the Reformed view of man's sinfulness and is foundational to properly understanding God's amazing grace and our salvation in Jesus Christ. Total depravity is the T in the TULIP acrostic and can probably be better understood as total inability. What is this inability? It is man's inability to freely choose God. The … Continue reading What is Total Depravity?
A friend and fellow blogger asked me to elaborate on a prior post as to why I'm preterist in my view of Revelation. I did say I would visit the topic again, so here are a couple of reasons why I buck the dispensational trend. For starters. the word preterist refers to something that has occurred … Continue reading Why I’m Preterist in My View of Revelation Pt.2
Discernment is a skill that is terribly lacking in the church today as evidenced by the number of Christians who read books by heretical authors, listen to sermons by heretical preachers, and then happily encourage their fellow Christians to do the same. I could understand this with someone new to the faith who is not mature enough … Continue reading What Happened to Discernment?
I have been asked in the past, during theological discussions, how in the world I can be Reformed and also be a member of the Methodist church. I always reply that none of the doctrinal differences are salvation issues, and I also emphasize how much I love my fellow church members. My family and I are a … Continue reading Being Reformed in a Methodist Church