Category: Salvation

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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A Need for a New Identity:
Conversionism, Transformed Theology, and a New Tulip
Part 5: An Argument for the Perseverance of the Savior

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A Need for a New Identity:
Conversionism, Transformed Theology, and a New Tulip
Part 5: An Argument for the Perseverance of the Savior

By Bob Hadley, Pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Chancellor of Atlantic Coast Bible College and Seminary. This article is the fifth in a series that offers an alternative to the classical Reformed T.U.L.I.P. The entire series by Hadley is available at http://www.transformedtheology.com The previous articles are: Total Lostness Unconditional Love […]

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The Juxtaposition of God’s Love, Justice, and Condemnation

By Bob Williford, former director of the Hope Migrant Mission Center at the Migrant Farm Labor Center near Hope, Arkansas (a ministry of the Arkansas Baptist Convention), and author of Fence Post Digest blog. The most complex issue for man is his understanding of God’s at the intersection of Love, Justice and Condemnation as administered […]

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