Shane Vander Hart addresses those within the Southern Baptist Convention who see Calvinism as a blight within the denomination.
On October 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Castle church sparking the Reformation.
Shane Vander Hart: On Good Friday, 2000 years ago, Jesus completely, totally, finally paid for my sin and yours. How could we not call that good?
Brian Myers; Dr. Roger Olson of Baylor University recently made some disparaging remarks about Calvinism, but his problem isn’t really with John Calvin.
Shane Vander Hart: There is nothing in us that makes us worthy of salvation, but so many think they can earn their way into heaven if they are good enough.
Ever wonder why it is that we can call Good Friday good since death in the form of the worst execution imaginable is at its focus?
A comparison of Arminianism and Calvinism first looks at the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity in contrast to the Arminian doctrine of free will.
This is the seventh in a series of posts – Chapter One, Part Two – from my book, With Christ in the Voting Booth: “He removeth kings, and setteth up kings” (Dan. 2:21). John Calvin’s theology had an enormous influence on Western thought and the views of some of the founders of our nation. He […]
In my devotions yesterday I encountered a verse I read numerous times, it is simple and yet profound. 2 Corinthians 1:20 reads, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory,” (ESV). All of the promises […]
I’ve said before that it is not the supposed flip-flops that give me heartburn when I consider the possibility that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney could be the standard bearer for the Republican Party against President Obama in 2012. It is that Romney really hasn’t flipped at all on the issues most important to conservative, […]
It made me think of ZZ Top when I saw over at First Thoughts that John Calvin was number 52 of MSN Lifestyle’s top 75 best dressed men of all time. Their reason? Because the most famous minimalist in world history knew a man didn’t need expensive clothes or bright colors to convey authority. Black […]
From John Calvin (1509-1564) in his Institutes of the Christian Religion: This, therefore, we must try to do if we would be disciples of Christ, in order that our minds may be steeped in such reverence and obedience toward God as to be able to tame and subjugate to his command all contrary affections. Thus […]
From John Calvin (1509-1564) in his Institutes of the Christian Religion: Plato sometimes says that the life of a philosopher is a meditation upon death; but we may more truly say that the life of a Christian man is a continual effort and exercise in the mortification of the flesh, till it is utterly slain, […]
From Bondage and Liberation of the Will by John Calvin (1509-1564): …we allow that man has choice and that it is self-determined, so that if he does anything evil, it should be imputed to him and to his own voluntary choosing. We do away with coercion and force, because this contradicts the nature of the […]
It’s been awhile since I posted a list of items of interest. Here’s some itmes I’ve encountered around the web while sitting in The Beanery in Aitken, MN while my wife, kids and mother-in-law shop. So here goes: RedState: Prolife Statists – a good point that somebody who vote for TARF, etc. can’t call themselves […]
From the words of John Calvin in his Institutes of the Christian Religion: Suppose [a man] learns, as Scripture teaches, that he was estranged from God through sin, is an heir of wrath, subject to the curse of eternal death, excluded from all hope of salvation, beyond every blessing of God, the slave of Satan, […]