Category: Salvation

Calvinism and Arminianism: Two Rivers that Run Through Us

By Ron F. Hale. He has served as Pastor, Church Planter, Strategist (NAMB), Director of Missions, Associate Executive Director of Evangelism and Church Planting for a State Convention, and now in the 4th quarter of ministry as Minister of Missions. While living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I loved looking down at the cityscape from the perch […]

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 3:
It Is a Scriptural Promise

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 3:
It Is a Scriptural Promise

by Steve Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, McFarland Chair of Theology, and Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. We have been examining reasons for the security of the believer from Ephesians 1 and other Scriptures – that persons who are genuinely saved are saved […]

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Grace is Not a Substance

Matt O’Reilly is Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Union Springs, Alabama, a Ph.D candidate in New Testament at the University of Gloucestershire, and Adjunct Instructor of New Testament Greek at Asbury Theological Seminary. Connect at www.mattoreilly.net or follow on Twitter @mporeilly. New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg recently wrote on the different understandings of […]

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 2:
It is Based upon a Life-Changing Experience with God

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 2:
It is Based upon a Life-Changing Experience with God

by Steve Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, McFarland Chair of Theology, and Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The previous article in this series is “Salvation is of God, Not of Us.” Can you lose your salvation?  This is the second in a series […]

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 1:
Salvation is of God, Not of Us

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Why Your Faith Is Secure, Part 1:
Salvation is of God, Not of Us

by Steve Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, McFarland Chair of Theology, and Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. From time to time, many Christians struggle with the issue of the assurance of their salvation.  Often these doubts arise out of a sense of unworthiness […]

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