• Is Grace Cooperative?

    Titus 2:11

    Passages such as Titus 2:11 are invoked as proof of prevenient grace, but the biblical doctrine of election forces us to reject Arminian and Wesleyan interpretations. When Paul says the grace of God has brought salvation to all people, he ...Read More

  • The Covenant of Preservation

    Genesis 8:20–22

    How often do we think about the good gift of a stable and predictable natural order? The consistent rhythm of the seasons, the sun and moon, and even the weather enables us to make plans, grow crops, and do a ...Read More

  • Covenatal Intervention

    Genesis 3:15

    God could have abandoned all people when Adam fell, leaving us totally under the devil’s domain with no desire to resist him. But the Lord graciously intervened to give His people the will to resist Satan and, even better, God ...Read More

  • Sovereign Over Evil

    Isaiah 45:7

    God is not pleased with evil in and of itself, but He does govern it so as to bring about greater goods. We can be confident, therefore, that the hardest things we endure are not brought our way in vain. ...Read More

  • Flowing Together

    Genesis 50:15–21

    The doctrine of concurrence tells us that both God and human beings make things happen according to their respective places in God’s decree. The actions of both parties are essential in their prescribed way. This means that we cannot be ...Read More

  • Things That Fall Out Freely

    Isaiah 10:5–7

    Human beings always do what they most want to do in a given situation. God’s sovereignty over our decisions is not such that He forces us to act against our wills. No one can stand before God and say “You ...Read More

  • God-Breathed Scripture

    2 Timothy 3:16

    The process of biblical inspiration is mysterious, for we do not know exactly how God moved the human authors of Scripture to give us His Word. Nevertheless, we know that Scripture is the Word of God, and so it can ...Read More

  • The Limits of Natural Revelation

    Romans 1:18–32

    We can appeal to natural revelation to show people certain truths about God’s character and even to prove that they have violated the moral law that He has placed on the consciences of all people. However, no one will be ...Read More

  • Defining the Gospel

    Matthew 24:14

    Ultimately, there are only two possible kingdoms where we can hold citizenship. We can hold citizenship in the kingdom of this world and experience eternal death, or we can be citizens of the kingdom of God and live in His ...Read More

  • Commissioning the Disciples

    Mark 16:14–15

    Many Christians go through periods of doubt and think that this makes them unable to serve the Lord or to be used by Him to do great things. We dare not believe such untruths, however. What matters is whether we ...Read More

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