“It Is Finished” – A Past Tense Salvation

When we consider eternal salvation, as Primitive Baptists we simply take Jesus at his word on the cross when he declared “It Is Finished”! We must then ask, what did Jesus actually finish on the cross? Did Christ just do his part of salvation and now he is waiting and dependent upon the sinner to…

Thoughts on Acts 2:38

“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38) These men here on the day of Pentecost were already “devout men” (pious, godly men; Acts 2:5) and were pricked…

An Eternal, Personal Love

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore, with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:3 Jehovah God gives a personal admonition to the nation of Israel (that primarily applies to the elect family of spiritual Israel) of God’s everlasting love for His elect….

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….

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…

Salvation: A Summary Of The Usage Of The Word “Save” In Scripture

By Benjamin Winslett The concept of Salvation is one often over simplified and therefore misunderstood in our present day. Generally, when one reads scripture and comes across a derivative of the word “save,” the concept of spending eternity in Heaven comes to mind. While there are many occasions in the Bible where this word does…

Lebanon Is Not Sufficient To Burn

By Benjamin Winslett “And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.” – Isaiah 40:16 In my personal studies this week, I came across the above verse, Isaiah 40:16. The verse contains some very peculiar language and could perhaps be overlooked, but as with much of the Old…