What Does “Free Will” Mean Anyway?

One may often hear theologians defend the “free will” of man. The topic usually centers on a belief that man has a choice to accept Jesus and receive eternal life, or reject Him and suffer eternal separation. This is accompanied with an erroneous belief that God is incapable of interfering with the will of man…

Adoption: A Most Beautiful Work

“Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” Ephesians 1:5 Adoption is considered a legal term. One legally taking someone born of another and bringing them into their own family and giving that person the rights and privileges that come with being…

The Youth Are Craving Simplicity

The Youth Are Craving Simplicity: An Unchanging God Expects Unchanged Biblical Worship in an Ever Changing World “I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?” 2 Corinthians 12:18 Growing up in the Primitive Baptist Church I always…

A Problem with the Doctrine of the General Atonement

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9 The idea that Christ died for all mankind is very well-known.  However, because something is well-known does that make it correct?  By…

How Should Preachers Be Educated?

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.2 Timothy 2:2 Education is greatly emphasized in our world, today, as it should be.  After all, who wants an uneducated world?  However, what we are teaching/learning is far…

What Makes Unbelief the Exception

By Ben Cordes Romans 8:38 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“

The ACTS of Prayer

By Ben Cordes Prayer is one of the greatest gifts we have received in the new birth. To be able to communicate freely with God is an amazing thing. When we think about the price that was paid (Jesus’ life) so that we may go “boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain…