Category: Salvation

A Commentary on Article 7: The Sovereignty of God of “A Statement of a Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

Article Seven: The Sovereignty of God We affirm God’s eternal knowledge of and sovereignty over every person’s salvation or condemnation. We deny that God’s sovereignty and knowledge require Him to cause a person’s acceptance or rejection of faith in Christ. Genesis 1:1; 6:5-8; 18:16-33; 22; 2 Samuel 24:13-14; 1 Chronicles 29:10-20; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Joel […]

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I Never Ate the Apple
A Defense of Inherited Sinful Nature Without Inherited Guilt

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I Never Ate the Apple
A Defense of Inherited Sinful Nature Without Inherited Guilt

By Dr. Rick Patrick Senior Pastor Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Hueytown, Alabama I must confess at the outset I have always been rather sympathetic toward Adam, for although he is not the only man in history to do whatever a naked woman told him, he does have the distinction of being the first. I do […]

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A Biblical Critique of Calvinism
Part 1b: The Inclusivity of the Gospel Invitation

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A Biblical Critique of Calvinism
Part 1b: The Inclusivity of the Gospel Invitation

by Dr. Michael A. Cox, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pryor, OK and author of Not One Little Child: A Biblical Critique of Calvinism This is the second of a series of articles by Dr. Cox, with a Biblical critique of Calvinism drawn in part from his book Not One Little Child. Read part 1a here. […]

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John Calvin: In His Own Words

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. Did John Calvin teach a double predestination, that is, an election to salvation for some […]

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A Biblical Critique of Calvinism
Part 1a: The Inclusivity of the Gospel Invitation

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A Biblical Critique of Calvinism
Part 1a: The Inclusivity of the Gospel Invitation

by Dr. Michael A. Cox, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pryor, OK and author of Not One Little Child: A Biblical Critique of Calvinism This is the beginning of a series of articles by Dr. Cox, with a Biblical critique of Calvinism drawn in part from his book Not One Little Child. The Bible teaches that […]

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