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"In our own day certain preachers assure us that a man must be regenerated before we may bid him believe in Jesus Christ; some degree of a work of grace in the heart being, in their judgment, the only warrant to believe. This also is false. It takes away a gospel for sinners and offers us a gospel for saints. It is anything but a ministry of free grace. If I am to preach the faith in Christ to a man who is regenerated, then the man, being regenerated, is saved already, and it is an unnecessary and ridiculous thing for me to preach Christ to him, and bid him to believe in order to be saved when he is saved already, being regenerate. Am I only to preach faith to those who have it? Absurd, indeed! Is not this waiting till the man is cured and then bringing him the medicine? This is preaching Christ to the righteous and not to sinners."
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Ephesians 2:8 is the go to verse that Calvinists use to prove that saving faith is a gift instead of a work, but we see that it isn’t saying what they think it’s saying. They present a false choice by … Continue reading
A well-known Calvinist theologian asked: “what’s “that”?” regarding the word “that” in Ephesians 2:8. He then went on to make the claim that “that” is everything spoken of in the first part of the verse. He basically claims that the … Continue reading
Is faith “the work of God” in the sense that God not only draws our minds and hearts, but also gives us faith as a gift, before we can truly believe in our heart? We’ve already seen in a previous … Continue reading
Did Christ Not Want the World to Be Saved? In John 17:6-9, Christ says (according to the KJV translation): (John 17:6-9) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, … Continue reading