My purpose in this last blog is to answer a simple question -- what do we do with dispensationalists? Or to put it differently, what do we do with people who disagree with us regarding the end times?
In this blog, I would like to explore where we should go once we have rejected dispensationalism. In other words, there is a better way of looking at the things we talked about last time.
*This blog is part of a series I am writing on the Covenant Reformed Church website. The Reformed view of the Bible is simple. We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, infallible, inerrant, authoritative, sufficient, unified, necessary, useful, singular in truth and powerful. God does not continue to speak today, since the canon is … Continue reading What is Reformed Theology? – Hermeneutics
One of the biggest issues relating to Genesis and modern science is the status of the first couple, Adam and Eve. Peter Enns, an Old Testament scholar, states a perspective gaining much traction among Christian thinkers - Adam didn't actually exist. He states without shame on the Biologos website, ...reading the Adam story symbolically rather than as … Continue reading Faith and Science: What about Adam and Eve?
In our last blog we concluded that the days of Genesis 1:3-2:3 are not literal 24-hour days, but are analogical of God's days. We ended with this quote from John Collins which I use again to remind us of where we have come, ...the best explanation [of the days] is the one that takes these days … Continue reading Faith and Science: The Nature of the Days in Genesis 1:3-2:3 – Part 2
:In Romans 9, Paul has boldly taught and defended God's sovereign, monergistic, unconditional election of individuals to salvation. He has also dealt with three objections that usually arise against this biblical teaching: How can God elect if he is just? Or, It's not fair! Paul's answer - salvation is not about justice or fairness, it's about … Continue reading Romans 10: If God Chooses, Why Pray or Witness?
The doctrine of God's unconditional individual election / predestination unto salvation is ever-present in Scripture and is so clearly presented and so easily understood that to deny its presence in God's word would be to deny a vast majority of what God communicates to us. Since it is not an obscure or marginal doctrine in … Continue reading Romans 9:19-23: Predestination!?! What about my free will?
We don't like verses like Romans 9:13. They make us feel uncomfortable. We don't like to read that God 'hates' anyone because our God is a God of love, mercy and grace. But here is that terrible word, plain and simple: “Jacob have I loved. Esau have I hated, Now some will try to explain … Continue reading Romans 9:13 – What does it mean when God says he “hated Esau”?