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Posted by on in Doctrine
I have been asked on many occasions what my views are on the doctrine of "predestination". This blog is a response I wrote to a sincere question on the subject. The subject of predestination or election is a branch of theology that has its origins with the beliefs of Calvin. From his doctrine which supposed that God chooses some to be saved and others to be doomed to hell came such atrocities as apartheid and the holocaust of Hitler. These policies were sanctioned by pastors, ministers and priests because they embraced Calvinism as a true doctrine of the Bible. If God...
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Posted by on in Christian Walk
In the Law of Moses, Deuteronomy 21:22-23, a man that was executed and hung on a tree would have to be taken down before nightfall. If his body remained on the tree it would defile the land and thus the wrath of God would be incured. The apostle Paul wrote that Christ became a curse for us (Galatians 3:13) in order to pay the price of our redemption and salvation. The empty cross and the empty tomb speak of His finished work. In so doing He fulfilled both the Law and the Prophets. His followers removed His body according to the Law but...
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Posted by on in Christian Walk
But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct because it is written, "Be holy for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:16-17) Those of you who were radically saved, do you remember the first few weeks of being a newly adopted, born-again child of God? Do you remember how alive you felt? So filled with love, joy, peace and passion for the Lord. But, do you remember something else that you might now have lost? In those first few weeks you lived in wonderful holiness before God. It seemed as though sin had lost its...
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