Calvinist predestination vs Biblical Genesis creation

Calvinism teaches: A person will either be saved or damned for all eternity because they were saved or damned from all eternity  – George Bryson

The doctrine of Calvinist predestination is wrong from page one. It starts off wrong in the battle of Calvinist predestination vs Biblical Genesis creation. You can study many of the scholarly books and articles written about Calvinism. But you don’t have to study very far to know that something is very wrong. It literally starts off against the Bible in Continue reading Calvinist predestination vs Biblical Genesis creation

Ministry of restoration (restoring a right relationship with God)

As Christians share the ministry of reconciliation to the world, they need to remember the ministry of restoration for each other. This is the amazing message that God has already done the work through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to restore the relationship between you and God. If any of your sins have separated you from Continue reading Ministry of restoration (restoring a right relationship with God)

Ministry of reconciliation (how to be reconciled to God)

The ministry of reconciliation is the amazing message that God has already done the work through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to restore the relationship between you and God. The Bible says your sins and tresspasses have separated you from God. The penalty is death. But it has already been paid. Won’t you be reconciled to Continue reading Ministry of reconciliation (how to be reconciled to God)

Chronological study of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

I worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What does that mean? Who were they? And why are they important? Here is a chronological review of the scriptures to help you grow in grace and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18). God called Abram to leave his country and go to the land that I will show you (Genesis 12) By Continue reading Chronological study of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Does my help come from the hills?

The southwest corner of the temple mount

Some of the most beautiful messages of help are from the Songs of Ascents that pilgrims sang as they ascended up to Jerusalem and up the southern steps to the temple. Psalm 121 is one of the most famous ones that starts with the question, “Does my help come from the hills?” The answer is stunning, thrilling, and beyond awesome. Continue reading Does my help come from the hills?

God loves LGBTQ+ people

God loves LGBTQ+ people

Some outspoken Christian groups spew hatred for LGBTQ+ people so I want to set the record straight. God loves all people. God loves LGBTQ+ people. God loves you. The most powerful message in the world for LGBTQ+ people Here is the most quoted verse in the Bible. It is probably quoted millions or billions of times per year. Let’s consider its Continue reading God loves LGBTQ+ people

What is predestined? (God’s plan or people’s actions)

What is predestined? God's plan or people's actions

The Bible clearly teaches predestination but there is a huge confusion about what is predestined. Let’s examine the passages that describe predestination and carefully determine what is predestined? Is it God’s plan or people’s actions? What is predestined: God’s plan or people’s actions? As we examine the 2 passages that describe predestination, we need to be careful to determine what Continue reading What is predestined? (God’s plan or people’s actions)

God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)

The Bible gives God’s judgement on laziness and slothfulness. It’s not a coincidence that the first chapter of the Bible begins with the creative work of God. Then after 6 days, he rested because the work was complete. That is not laziness, it is well-deserved rest. It’s not a coincidence that the last chapter of the Bible promises a reward Continue reading God abhors laziness (he wants us to be working)

The difference between sin and sickness

Repentance or Judgment vs. Healing of Sickness

What is the Biblical difference between sin and sickness? And why does it matter? The difference determines how to care for hurting people. People who are hurting from sin need to repent and be forgiven. People who are hurting from sickness need to be treated so they can be healed. If we confuse those concepts and try to forgive sick Continue reading The difference between sin and sickness

Can I choose the meaning of the Bible?

I know a very nice family who have such a strong opinion on the meaning of one specific doctrinal point in the Bible they cannot have anything to do with any church that doesn’t agree with their position. As they have gotten more convinced of their position, they have eliminated almost all churches, and sadly they are down to just Continue reading Can I choose the meaning of the Bible?