Our Free Will Does Not Save Us Part 2

Free Will Does Not Save UsGod’s Election, in Christianity,   involves God choosing a particular person or group of people to a particular task or relationship, especially eternal life. Election to eternal life is viewed by some as conditional on a person’s faith, and by others as unconditional. In other words, our free will does not save us.

 

In Part 1 of this post, there were a series of difficult questions concerning God’s program of election. It is understandable people can have an emotionally painful reaction to learning of God’s sovereignty in salvation so let’s attempt to offer some perspective from Scripture. Continue reading

Do We Have Free Will When It Comes To Salvation?

Free Will When It Comes To SalvationDisruption is the Lord’s favorite tactic for growing us spiritually as we wrestle with God.  Which leads to the question. Do we have free will when it comes to salvation?

God often does His best work in us by pulling the rug out from under us, theologically speaking. Just when we begin to feel secure and confident standing on our preconceived ideas about God and His program, the Lord will bring us someone or something to intrude upon our blissful ignorance and disrupt our thinking. The effect can be disorienting and even painful.  Free Will When It Comes To Salvation? Continue reading

What does “faith like a mustard seed”mean?

faith like a mustard seedThe Bible says that if a person has faith like a mustard seed they can command a thing to be. If by praying and believing for certain mountains in your life to move, however, nothing changes no matter how hard I believe. Then are there other works that can be done?

This is a misunderstanding of Jesus’ teaching, and as a result, you are expecting things to happen which Jesus never promised. The full context of the quote you mentioned is: Continue reading

Is the Bible Without Error?

Bible Without ErrorWhat do they mean when someone asks is the Bible without error?  Most likely you’ve heard critics of the Bible claiming the Bible is full of errors and can’t be trusted. So, What is the inerrant (incapable of being wrong) word of God?

Maybe as a new Christian, you had doubts about the trustworthiness of the Bible. Such doubts are not only, natural, but they’re also good in a way. We should always test what people tell us about the way of salvation. Given all the false religions in the world, knowing that we can trust our Bible is no small matter. To understand the trustworthiness of scripture, we first need to define inerrancy. To say the Bible is inerrant, we mean it is free from error; it is completely truthful. Paul Feinberg has a good working definition: Continue reading