Friday, March 07, 2008

This Week in Calvinism - March 7, 2008

  • How is it that two people can read the same passage of scripture, but each have different interpretations? Short answer: sin.

  • Justin blogs about Lemuel Haynes, staunch Calvinist and the first African-American minister to be ordained in America.

  • Once again, we see that people who have a problem with the doctrine of perseverance of the saints are quick to quote all the verses that seem to "disprove" it while ignoring the crystal-clear passages -- John 10:27-29, Romans 8:30, and 1st John 2:19 come to mind -- that make it undeniable.

  • Kevin Williams reminds us, "Calvinism is good Biblical doctrine, and it's an important truth, but we need to remember this: Calvinism does not save. Christ does."

  • My pastor, John Piper, on Calvinism, Arminianism, and education.

  • "The cross isn't sexy. The cross is offensive." Timmy Brister learns this from sharing his faith at work.

  • Here's Michael's list of the five worst Christian books.
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