Category: Theology

THE TRINITY IS REVEALED IN SCRIPTURE »

The doctrine of the Divine Unity is a truth of natural religion; the doctrine of the Trinity is a truth of revealed religion. The various systems of natural theism present arguments for the Divine existence, unity, and attributes, but proceed no further. They do not assert and endeavor to demonstrate that the Supreme Being is […]

THE CARDINAL DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY »

1. Statement of the Doctrine. The Bible teaches that, while He exists in three Persons, called Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These are not three persons in the ordinary sense of the word; they are not three individuals, but rather three modes or forms in which the Divine Being exists. At the same time they […]

IT'S NOT OK TO NOT LIKE DOCTRINE OF HELL »

It takes a certain courage to look at what the Bible teaches, not like it all that much, and still believe it. I am thankful for brothers and sisters who believe in hell or believe in complementarianism or believe in election and reprobation or believe homosexuality is a sin despite their internal protestations. It’s a […]

THE “VERY PERNICIOUS AND DETESTABLE” DOCTRINE OF INCLUSIVISM »

men, not professing the Christian religion, [cannot] be saved in any other way whatsoever, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the laws of that religion they do profess. And, to assert and maintain that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detested [Westminster Confession […]

OPEN THEISM'S ATTACK ON THE ATONEMENT »

Open theism arose in  evangelicalism over a decade ago when evangelicals posited a God to whom  one can easily relate and who is manageable in place of a God who punishes sinners for their sin. This they did by proposing a model of Christ’s atonement that was not substitutionary. To do so they adopted the model of […]

AN OVERVIEW OF PROCESS THEOLOGY »

by Gary F. Zeolla Process Theology is a rather recent and very controversial movement. This article will explain and evaluate its beliefs. But first, a look at the background and history of Process Theology. History of Process Theology Process Theology (PT) has its roots in the Grecian, philosopher Heraclitus (c.504 BC). Heraclitus viewed reality in […]

AUGUSTINE'S DOCTRINE OF THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL »

Augustine argued that there are four states, which are derived from the Scripture, that correspond to the four states of man in relation to sin: (a) able to sin, able not to sin (posse peccare, posse non peccare); (b) not able not to sin (non posse non peccare); (c) able not to sin (posse non […]

REGENERATION IN TWO LINES »

Regeneration is a sovereign work of God (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-8; Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:3) a radical work or total transformation (Ezek. 36:26-27; 2 Cor 5:17); 1 Jn. 3:9) not just an addition… The SOURCE of regeneration is Christ (1 Pet 1:3; Eph 1:3, 2:4, 4:24; 2 Cor 5:17); the AGENT of regeneration is the Holy […]

HELL UNDER FIRE »

Have postmodern westerners just decided that hell is no more? Can we really just think the doctrine away? Os Guinness notes that western societies “have reached the state of pluralization where choice is not just a state of affairs, it is a state of mind. Choice has become a value in itself, even a priority. […]

HELL: FOREVER'S A MIGHTY LONG TIME »

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels… And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” (Matthew 25:41, 46) [v. 41] “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart […]

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