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What is predestination?

11/16/2017

Predestination is the act of determining beforehand. Predestination is not the same as election, as it speaks of all of the decrees of God (both positively and permissively), not just those regarding His people and their salvation. Election is part of God’s predestination, but is not the only thing …

What are the ordinances of the church?

01/04/2016

There are two church ordinances: water baptism and the Lord’s supper. Matthew 28:19 clearly indicates that only believers who have been taught are to be baptized. Baptism does not save by putting away our sin, but in the answer of a good conscience toward God ( 1 Peter 3:21 ). Baptism is a picture …

What is the doctrine of election?

10/20/2015

Election is explained in Ephesians 1:3-5 , among other places in Scripture. This election is plainly based upon the loving foreknowledge of God ( 1 Peter 1:2 ), not upon anything that we did or were going to do. An election based simply on foreseeing our belief or good works is unscriptural for two …

What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?

06/25/2015

Just because a person may be heterosexual does not mean that they are necessarily moral: they might still be engaging in child molestation, adultery, rape, etc. However, it is possible to be in God’s will and be engaging in heterosexual behavior, within the guidelines that God has given; it is not …

Can we trust the Bible? (Part 2)

03/30/2015

(continued from Part 1 ) There are at least 10 proofs that the Bible is God’s Word. There is strong historical evidence that the New Testament manuscripts are reliable and that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. But in addition, we should note: 1) Its unity: 66 books, with 40 authors from different …

What is the purpose of Christian apologetics?

06/11/2014

Because “the carnal mind is enmity against God” (Romans 8:7), ever since the Garden of Eden there has been a war between Truth and error, between God and the world. While the fundamental tenants of the Bible and of Christianity must be accepted by faith, as a gift from God and applied by the Holy …

What does the Bible teach about angels?

02/20/2013

Angels were created by God ( Psalm 148:1-5; Colossians 1:16 ). This tells us that they are not eternal; only God is eternal, having no beginning or end. Concerning the time of their creation, Job 38:4-7 seems to suggest that the time of their creation was before the creation of the earth, because …

What exactly does the doctrine of perseverance teach?

02/20/2013

The historic, biblical doctrine of the perseverance of the saints does not teach that God's children are above committing sin, above deception, or above faltering in their faith, nor does it teach that God's children cannot be involved in such errors at the point of their death. Rather, …