Tag Archives: repentance
Imagine this scenario. You are sightseeing in a European city, walking down streets looking for a national landmark. You ask someone on the street where the landmark is and find out you are going the wrong way. At this point, … Continue reading
I have expressed my own concerns about reparative therapy on this blog in the past. But Heath Lambert has perhaps the most thoroughgoing critique from an evangelical perspective that I have yet seen. He focuses his attention on the work … Continue reading
I’ve been watching and listening to the recent conference of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage. Towards the end Christopher Yuan talked about how parents upon finding out that an older child is … Continue reading
When pride walks on the platform, God walks off. Under major conviction from the Holy Spirit in 1995, in the early morning on a night when I could not sleep, God revealed this truth to me. It was not a … Continue reading
Over the last decade, the term “gospel” has taken a prominent place in our theological conversations. Yet, ironically, the more we talk about the gospel, the easier it can be for us to misunderstand what Scripture actually means by that … Continue reading
There are some passages that if you’ve grown up in church you know and quote; they’re often put on Christian paraphernalia and utilized by pastors to bolster their ministries or fund building campaigns, but sadly little attention is given to … Continue reading
If a cloud of ambiguity hovers around our understanding of repentance, it might have to do with how we understand faith. We’re reminded of Luther’s introductory words, unfolding into 94 other theses nailed to the door at Wittenberg: “When our … Continue reading
by Charles L. Quarles Former Vice President for the Integration of Faith and Learning Former Dean of the Caskey School of Divinity Former Carter Research Professor of New Testament and Greek Louisiana Baptist College Over the last several years, discussions … Continue reading
Mat 1:21b … for He shall save His people from their sins. Lately there has been a lot of talk and blogging concerning Limited Atonement. Limited Atonement can take on more than a few different twists but it basically states … Continue reading
From Doug Wilson citing Whatever Happened to the Reformation?:
Calvinists see the truth of the fact that it is, ultimately, God in eternity past who decides by His planning who will be saved. This in itself is a hard truth, with which I agree. But many Calvinists have arived … Continue reading
Heb. 9:22b, “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” “No forgiveness”—none. The concept of substitutionary sacrifice for the purpose of propitiating God’s wrath against sin runs like blood throughout the body of Scripture.
I’ve just recently written an article regarding my reasons for not using the sinner’s prayer in salvation.
1. It assumes that if a man speaks certain words that it will move the hand of God.
We have looked at two elements of conversion so far: Regeneration and Faith.