Every Friday, we read your comments and answer your questions, always looking to the Word of God as our source of truth.  Although God’s Word contains all the truth we will ever need to know, does that mean we have to fully  understand everything therein to believe it?  We subscribe to the doctrine of a triune God though we may not fully understand it; and we believe Jesus Christ is God in the flesh although we struggle to understand the incarnation.  So why do we feel we have to understand where God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility intersect before we can accept God’s great gift of forgiveness and justification through the cross?

Recently, we’ve received more listener questions on the 500 year old topic of Calvinism vs. Arminianism. Is this debate necessary and productive?  Or is it becoming a source for self-righteous condemnation and hatred of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ?  Is it important that we understand election, predestination and who is called before we can accept the gift God has given us through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Also mentioned: why not taxpayer-funding for adoption rather than abortion? Mark of the Beast, word of faith theology, when does worship become entertainment, biblical marriage, and the persecuted church.

 

LINKS

Calvinism Vs. Arminianism – Which View is Correct?

Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views – Dave Hunt and Dave White

Letter to the Editor, Lighthouse Trails book exposing Calvinism

Troubling Trends in America’s Calvinist Revival

Laura Perry: Transgender to Transformed

Do Ex-gay and ex-transgender people exist? Check out “Two Prisms”