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Why I Believe In Limited Atonement

This is the third blog in my T.U.L.I.P. series. I am only briefly skimming the very controversial and complicated doctrines of the reformed acronym. My intention is that they would serve as an introduction, not that they would be the presentations to end all debates. However, I do believe the doctrines expressed in the acronym are thoroughly and clearly biblical, and would like to lay … Continue reading Why I Believe In Limited Atonement

Why I Believe in Unconditional Election

I have always been extremely hesitant to write about my Reformed theology. Not because of any persecution complex or victim-hood mentality, but I am hesitant because I serve an assembly of the Lord which has many people, staff included, who are not Calvinists. I never want my brothers and sisters in the Lord, within the local assembly I too am a member of to feel … Continue reading Why I Believe in Unconditional Election

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Why I Believe in Total Depravity

I have always been extremely hesitant to write about Calvinism. Not because of any persecution complex or victim-hood mentality, but I am hesitant because I serve an assembly of the Lord that has many people, staff included, who are not Calvinists. I never want my brothers and sisters in the Lord within the local assembly, which I too am a member of, to feel ostracized … Continue reading Why I Believe in Total Depravity

The Universal Achille’s Heel

Douglas Wilson’s mind is blender. In it, he pours whit and brilliance together, and when it is done bouncing around, he pours it out onto a computer for all the world to enjoy. His writings are a place where one can turn to be both entertained as well as informed. He recently wrote a couple blogs responding to some comments from a book written by … Continue reading The Universal Achille’s Heel

Standing on the Word (18, 9)

The last 7 blog posts of Resisting the Winds have been dedicated to responded to the attacks against Sola Scriptura in Joel Peters’ on-line article, 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura. This 8th post is responding to arguments #18 and #9. Objection #18 states:  “The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Produces Bad Fruit, Namely, Division and Disunity.” Peters begins the argument with his presupposition:  “If the doctrine of Sola Scriptura were true, then … Continue reading Standing on the Word (18, 9)

Free-Will Destroys Free-Will

A must read for all Calvinists is the book “No Place for Sovereignty” by R.K. McGregor Wright. It is one of the best reads on reformed theology I have read thus far, even considering The Potter’s Freedom by Dr. White. In his book, Wright demonstrates a fundamental flaw with Arminianism’s idea of free-will, and how it actually destroys the very concept it tries to protect. … Continue reading Free-Will Destroys Free-Will

Teeth Brushing and Bug Stomping

As Christians, we must not favor philosophical over Biblical exegesis. Typically during in-house debates with fellow Christian brothers I try to not make my arguments philosophical in nature, but exegetical. I want to ground theology in what Scripture reveals. Recently a presenter made a philosophical argument against an eternal decree by claiming that a decree before time forces one to accept “difficulty in making prayers … Continue reading Teeth Brushing and Bug Stomping