“Everyone whom the Father gives” John 6:37

I love passages of Scripture that interpret themselves. Sometimes we will read something “difficult,” or hard to understand, but the Bible itself will provide us with the correct interpretation. Perhaps, you have heard people say, “Let the Bible interpret the Bible.” The Bible Geek in me comes out when we find passages like this. IContinue reading ““Everyone whom the Father gives” John 6:37″

Ep 42 Leighton Flowers: Calvinism and Romans 9

Dr. Leighton Flowers is the host of the Soteriology 101 Podcast, author, professor, and director of evangelism and apologetics. He joins the show to discuss Calvinism and Romans 9. Links Bonus Segment/Support our Ministry: https://www.patreon.com/helpmebelieve Soteriology 101: https://soteriology101.com/ The Potter’s Promise: https://amzn.to/2XIBAls

Ep 40 Which Came First: Faith or Regeneration?

Haden looks at the question Which came first: faith or regeneration? Some Calvinists tend to believe that if faith precedes regeneration then people are essentially earning their salvation. Is this true? Links Support our Ministry (Patron-Only eBook Included): https://www.patreon.com/helpmebelieve

Paul on Predestination in Ephesians 1

In 2 Peter 3:16, Peter says that Paul’s writings are “hard to understand” and that “ignorant and unstable people” distort his writings just as they do to other writings. Peter touches on a few truths here that are worth noting before interpreting Paul or any “other writings.” Paul can be difficult to understand. It’s easyContinue reading “Paul on Predestination in Ephesians 1”

Ep 39 Austin Fischer: Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed

Austin Fischer, author of “Young, Restless, and No Longer Reformed” and pastor of Vista Community Church joins the show to discuss his journey in and out of Calvinism. Whether Calvinist, or non-Calvinist, you will enjoy listening to Austin’s story. To watch the bonus segment “5 More Minutes with Austin Fischer” follow the Patreon link belowContinue reading “Ep 39 Austin Fischer: Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed”

Why Did You Believe? A Review of John Piper’s Irresistible Grace (Part 1)

As I mentioned last week, I have been reading through John Piper’s Five Points in which he gives a Biblical defense of the T.U.L.I.P. of Calvinism. Last week, we looked at his view of total depravity and pretty much agreed with everything he stated in that chapter. I pointed out a few points where he wasContinue reading “Why Did You Believe? A Review of John Piper’s Irresistible Grace (Part 1)”

John Piper on Total Depravity: A Review

The follower of this blog and podcast will know already that I have an infatuation with soteriology: the study of the nature of salvation. I’d say, apart from apologetics, it is the subject that interests me more than anything. Obviously, I care about a great deal of things, but a person finds themselves naturally tendingContinue reading “John Piper on Total Depravity: A Review”

Does Divine Foreknowledge Preclude Human Freedom?

Everybody’s favorite subject: God’s sovereignty and man’s freewill! Cameron Bertuzzi makes a good case that God’s foreknowledge does not preclude man’s freewill. Does Divine Foreknowledge Preclude Human Freedom?

Postulating a “Sin Nature” is Unnecessary

I posted a Facebook status the other day on why I don’t believe human beings are born guilty before God (probably not the best idea I’ve ever had). The notion is that because Adam sinned, we some how inherit a “sinful nature” from him, his sin is imputed to us at conception (or birth?). IContinue reading “Postulating a “Sin Nature” is Unnecessary”

Ep 19 Dr. David Allen: The Extent of the Atonement (For Whose Sins Did Jesus Die?)

  In this episode, Haden talks to Dr. David Allen, Dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, about his book The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review. For whose sins did Jesus die? Did Jesus die for the sins of the elect only, or the whole world? SupportContinue reading “Ep 19 Dr. David Allen: The Extent of the Atonement (For Whose Sins Did Jesus Die?)”