The Doctrines of Grace: Understanding the Heartbeat of the Gospel

The Doctrines of Grace: Understanding the Heartbeat of the Gospel

Charles Spurgeon once noted, “That doctrine which is called “Calvinism” did not spring from Calvin; we believe that it sprang from the great founder of all truth.”[i] With these words, Spurgeon set forth the critical truth that the Doctrines of Grace, also known as...

Killing Calvinism by Greg Dutcher

The past ten years has seen the rise of the Doctrines of Grace, also known as Calvinism. In his helpful book, Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology, Pastor Greg Dutcher writes, not as an outsider critiquing what he doesn’t understand, but as an...

Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest by Mark Jones

The debate over the relationship between law and gospel has been waged since the time of the Christ, with some affirming justification by the grace of God which provides the believer freedom from the law, and with others declaring a more legalistic approach suggesting...

Limited Atonement

Romans 8:30 states, “And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he...

Reforming According to the Word of God for the Spread of the Gospel

Reforming According to the Word of God for the Spread of the Gospel

Over the past six months, I’ve prayed extensively about the topic of the Doctrines of Grace. I prayed that this issue would be biblical, theological, practical, and equip our readers to understand the heartbeat of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As this article...

The Doctrine of Predestination

The Doctrine of Predestination

The Protestant Reformation was a movement in sixteenth-century Europe that sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church back to a Christ-exalting, gospel-believing, and Word-centered expression of the Christian faith.[i] However, the more the Scriptures shed light on...

Total Depravity: The Problem Defined and Solution Provided

Total Depravity: The Problem Defined and Solution Provided

Humanity has a problem. Turn on the news, listen to the radio, or take a quick glance at your favorite social media outlet and you will likely find a plethora of stories concerning the desperate plight of someone around the world. Why does the inhumanity of man...

Evangelism, Missions, and Calvinism

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...

Assurance and Perseverance in Hebrews 6:1-8

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...