Tag Archives: atonement

Calvinism vs. Arminianism

By | 7 Jul 2014

Historically, one of the most destructive and divisive controversies within Protestantism has been between the followers of reformer John Calvin, a French theologian who lived from 1509-1564, and the adherents of Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian who lived from 1560-1609. The name-calling and propagandizing against one another by these two groups has been damaging our unity of the… Read More »

Virgin Birth?

By | 20 Dec 2013

Merry Christmas! As we navigate the hoopla inherent to the season when we celebrate Jesus’ incarnation as God-in-Sandals, the Pew Research Center took a poll of Americans concerning Christmas. One of the questions asked was, “Do you believe that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin, or don’t you believe this?” 73% of those responding responded affirmatively, 19%… Read More »

It’s Not Just About the Cross,
It’s Also About the Resurrection!

By | 8 Jul 2013

These words came out of my mouth as I was complimenting my pastor and friend Ron Merrell on a well-delivered, highly anointed, and otherwise awesome sermon and he quickly agreed with me. Since the thought as such had never crossed my mind up to that point in the almost 40 years I’ve been a believer, I can only… Read More »

By His Stripes We Are Healed #2:
Healing in the Atonement — Part 2

By | 18 Dec 2012

Redeemed From the Curse In Galatians, as Paul is refuting the heresy of Judaizing, he makes a remarkable statement: ‘Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)…’ Galatians 3:13 Some people have interpreted this to mean the Law itself… Read More »

By His Stripes We Are Healed #1:
Healing in the Atonement — Part 1

By | 11 Dec 2012

Introduction Over the last 39 years I’ve been a believer, one of the topics that I’ve received an abundance of teaching on is divine healing. I’ve even taught on the subject myself occasionally, though not in the depth I’m about to undertake. So why am I approaching this topic at this particular time? Well, to be honest I’ve… Read More »