My most recent book “Does God Love All or Some?” includes thirty-four chapters that address Calvinist arguments such as libertarian freedom undermines God’s sovereignty, rejecting Calvinism requires a weak view of depravity, what about those who never hear the gospel? I show how we know God’s salvific love is Extensive, extends to every person, rather than limited to Calvinism’s exclusive group, the unconditionally elected. I establish how we know God gives every person an opportunity to be saved, and how human acts like prayer really can affect a person’s salvation, something which true Calvinism precludes. Continue reading →
Dr. Russell Moore is the head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Moore’s accommodation of the homosexual community is related to reparative therapy (RT). RT is a term for various therapies or Christian approaches that provide help to those with varying degrees of involvement in homosexuality so they can contentedly live as a heterosexual for those who desire to do so. Dr. Nicolosi is the originator of RT. He began his work in 1981. He said RT “was aimed at people who do not identify with their same-sex attractions.” It was designed only for those who desire change. Both Nicolosi’s work and Christian ministry approaches believe change is possible, but rely heavily upon the desire of the individual for success. The same is true of evangelism. While change is available, the person’s desire is essential. Continue reading →
This is the second article in this series on The Homosexual Compromise. You can see the first article on Revoice here.
Beth Moore is a well-known Bible teacher. She wrote her position on homosexuality in her book Praying God’s Word, which she later became convinced went beyond the Scripture. When the book was reprinted, she deleted nearly six pages of material, amounting to half the chapter, including the following words from page 279. Continue reading →
This is the first article in this series on The Homosexual Compromise.
Some of our leaders and well-known Bible teachers in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) display an excessive, and I believe, unbiblical willingness to accommodate the homosexual agenda. This unwise adjustment in their language and position furthers the quest of homosexuals, which is ultimately to be accepted into conservative Christianity. Their significant inroads into cultural normalcy and notable acceptance within Christianity have been gained by sheer tenacity, as they press toward their goals incrementally. I think some of our leaders are either wittingly or unwittingly facilitating the full acceptance of homosexuality. I do need to say, at the time I am writing this article, those I mention do in various places either emphatically proclaim homosexuality as a sin or maintain that sexual relations are only permissible in a heterosexual marriage. Continue reading →
Our culture has descended from recognizing the biblical understanding of man, woman, and marriage (Gen 1:26–28; 2:18–25; Matt 19:4). We have seen for many years the advancement of the normalization of homosexuality. Then on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision that all states are required to grant and recognize same-sex marriages. Continue reading →
These are the two pillars upon which the Conservative Baptist Network (CBN) stands. While I am not providing formal definitions for the CBN, I am defining the terms for those who have asked because they know I am a part of the CBN. The two pillars provide the product and provision that result from divinely inspired Scripture. Continue reading →
Grant that I would confess unguardedly to You since You know my sin more fully than it shall ever be known by me (1 John 1:9).
Grant that I shall confess unhesitatingly and not suffer the loss of one moment of fellowship with You (1 Cor 1:9). Continue reading →
On Christmas, we give thanks and celebrate Christ humbling himself and being born a baby boy in order to die for the sins of the world (John 1:29). That is the greatest gift and message of Christmas; may Christ’s humility, which made the Christmas message possible, be seen in us.
“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who . . . humbled Himself” (Phil 2:5, 8).
He who had no beginning was born. Continue reading →
Should conservative Christians be involved in politics since it is so earthly and corrupt? My answer is yes, and the following are four reasons why. Continue reading →
Some say conservative Christians should not be involved in politics because it distracts from the gospel. We will offend some with our stand on issues or our support of candidates. Because of that, some will be unwilling to listen to the gospel. I do not believe this is reflective of the nature of Scripture, and I consider it a dangerous idea which can hinder the propagation of the truth and the gospel so long as our positions and character are reflective of Scripture. Continue reading →