Category: The Doctrines of Grace: Understanding the Heartbeat of the Gospel

Evangelism, Missions, and Calvinism

The name John Calvin is a controversial one that evokes a broad range of reactions from different people around the world. To some, he is the tireless, larger-than-life, second-generation French reformer who changed the world forever with his Reformation ministry in Geneva. To others, he is the ruthless dictator of Geneva responsible for the deaths of men like Michael Servetus. Even though he was not the first to teach and write about it, Calvin will always be associated with the doctrine of predestination, and many argue this meant Calvin didn’t care at all about evangelism and missions work. One...

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Assurance and Perseverance in Hebrews 6:1-8

The controversy surrounding Hebrews 6:1-8 is many fold. From those who believe that it teaches that the salvation of God’s people is conditional to those who believe it doesn’t—over the history of the Church there has been a lot of various interpretations advanced. It is not in the scope of this article to address all of those interpretations, nor even to address all the various nuances and qualifications that readers may want. Rather, the scope of this article is to look briefly at Hebrews 6:1-8 and some of the issues it raises by going to the text and then...

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