Are we chosen of God for financial wealth and prosperity?

First world countries, such as America, are truly blessed with an abundance of wealth. This unfortunately conditions our society to allow problematic ideas to be perpetuated under the name of the gospel. First, God never promised financial wealth as part of the Christian experience. On the contrary, Jesus did tell his disciples that they would…

Is it unfair that God loved Jacob and hated Esau?

Is it unfair that God loved Jacob and hated Esau? “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” -Romans 9:13 The typical response to God’s sovereignty in salvation is to question the fairness of election. Election being God’s choosing of some of the human race to salvation through Jesus Christ….

Before the World Began

“…before the foundation of the world…” (Eph. 1:4) There were many momentous things that occurred before God spoke this world into existence in Genesis 1 that secured the eternal salvation of God’s children before the world that we inhabit was even created. Man certainly can lay no claim to any participation in his eternal salvation because…