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Have you ever heard the accusation that our position requires perfect knowledge of theology prior to salvation? I hear it quite often. It usually arises when I’m saying that there is only one gospel which contains a limited but necessary set of propositions which must be believed in order to have biblical assurance of salvation. […]
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— not that anyone has seen […]
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:18 ESV Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because […]
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.””John 3:3 ESV “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’”John […]
“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.””Matthew 1:21 ESV Christ came to redeem a specific people from their sins. Christ did not redeem all men at the cross, because Christ did not pay for the sins of all men at the […]
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”John 10:11, 14-15 ESV Christ did not die […]
There are many people who claim that one can be saved by believing a false gospel. A great many of the people who make this claim operate under the label of “Calvinist,” although there are plenty of Arminians who make this claim about other groups as well, such as Catholics. These people will not come […]