Limited Atonement in Ephesians

The Calvinist has no shortage of biblical ammunition to combat universalism of Arminianism or Roman Catholicism. The battle for a "Reformed" soteriology takes many forms. Philosophical reasons are often given for why Arminianism, for example, fails to give sufficient explanation for its doctrine of salvation. And the same goes for Roman Catholicism. These are often … Continue reading Limited Atonement in Ephesians

Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

The Reformed generally held to a real presence of Christ in the sacrament, or ordinance, of the Lord's Supper and the Particular Baptists of the seventeenth century are no exception. The Second London says: 7. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, … Continue reading Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

An Actual and Effective Atonement

The atoning work of Christ on the cross was a miraculous display of love, grace, and wrath, all in one eternal and divine act. The Son of God condescended to become a man, living a life of perfect obedience to the whole law of God, His own law, suffered and died on a cross, was … Continue reading An Actual and Effective Atonement

Calvinism and Arminianism on Predestination

The Calvinist and Arminian view on the doctrines of grace in relation to predestination is articulated in the doctrine of election and reprobation. J.L. Dagg defined election as "all who will finally be saved, were chosen to salvation by God the Father, before the foundation of the world, and given to Jesus Christ in the … Continue reading Calvinism and Arminianism on Predestination

My Book on Divine Simplicity

Who is God? That's the most important question anyone could ask. Over the last few years, and especially over the last month or so, there has been controversy among Reformed Christianity as well as the broader evangelical community concerning the doctrine of God. Perhaps the answer to "Who is God?" seems obvious enough. "God is the … Continue reading My Book on Divine Simplicity