• How do I know that I am elect? How do I know my faith is genuine? Question and Answer

    Ephesians 1:3-4

    The way in which we come to know our election is through faith in Christ. So we must never try to bypass Jesus Christ, because, for example, as Paul says in Ephesians 1, we are chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:3-4). So, often, I think we need to say to people, “Instead of trying to go directly to your election you need to go directly to Jesus Christ.” And when you come to Christ, there is a kind of confidence that you find in Christ that He has embraced you and that you are His. … View Resource

  • How do we share the truth without being argumentative? Question and Answer

    Ephesians 4:15

    It’s hard not to be argumentative or offensive because, when you disagree with anybody, the tendency is for people to be offended. When you talk about being argumentative, that is a negative description of things. But giving solid biblical arguments is what we are called to do. Now, to make a sound argument to support the truth claims of a position is not necessarily to be argumentative. Argumentativism describes a hostile, mean spirit. So, one doesn’t have to be argumentative to make sound arguments, and I would encourage people to make clear and biblical arguments for the truth. … View Resource