Ronnie W. Rogers

Why I Am an Incrementalist/Eliminationist and Not an Abolitionist

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Why I Am an Incrementalist/Eliminationist and Not an Abolitionist

“Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked” (Ps 82:34).[1] Since every human life is made in the image of God and human life begins at conception, we should desire and seek to overturn the 1973 SCOTUS…

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Following Christ in the Practice of Church Discipline

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Following Christ in the Practice of Church Discipline

If the SBC valued church discipline in the way that Christ does, I suggest we would not find ourselves in our current hour of distress. Moreover, if we do not begin to value and follow His commands on how to deal with unrepented of sin in the church, we shall never free ourselves from our…

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If Only You Would Ask: Praying God’s Conditional Promises

By Ronnie W. Rogers / May 16, 2022 / Comments Off on If Only You Would Ask: Praying God’s Conditional Promises

Although prayer is central to the Christian life, and God promises that some things will turn out differently if we pray than if we do not, prayer does contain some confusing elements. I seek to help us overcome some of the more confusing elements that discourage us from praying as we should. The confusion arises…

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God Demonstrates His Salvational Love for All through Israel

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 21, 2022 / Comments Off on God Demonstrates His Salvational Love for All through Israel

Frequently, it seems, we think of the New Testament as demonstrative of God’s salvific love for all and the Old Testament as demonstrative of God’s holiness. While the Old Testament does demonstrate God’s holiness, it also demonstrates his heart for all to come to know him as the one true God before it is everlastingly…

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God Demonstrates His Salvational Love for All through Pharaoh

By Ronnie W. Rogers / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on God Demonstrates His Salvational Love for All through Pharaoh

We can safely say, prior to the death of Christ on the cross, one was still saved by faith, and God was righteous to forgive one’s sin based upon the merits of the gospel that Christ would die for the sins of the world (even though one could not as yet hear and believe in…

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The Gospel of Judaizers, Social Justice Advocates, and the Bible

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 21, 2022 / Comments Off on The Gospel of Judaizers, Social Justice Advocates, and the Bible

Social justice is not a part of the gospel but can only be a corruption of the gospel. The following lists will compare and contrast the faith teaching of Judaizers, social justice advocates, and the Bible. The Judaizers declared: The gospel requires faith in Christ and living like a Jew who keeps the law Faith…

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A One Woman Man’s Love for His Wife

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 14, 2022 / Comments Off on A One Woman Man’s Love for His Wife

I have incalculable affections to share with one bride. I have a million dreams to be fulfilled with one love. I have two eyes for just one woman. I have one treasure in my hopes for tomorrow. I have thoughts for only one smile to which to awaken. I have two hands to hold only…

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Can God Know Man’s Free Acts without Them Being Determinatively Necessary?

By Ronnie W. Rogers / February 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Can God Know Man’s Free Acts without Them Being Determinatively Necessary?

Calvinists often argue that defending man as possessing libertarian free will (giving a person a true choice between accessible options such as walking with God or not walking with him and, therefore, the outcomes being conditional) not only places man’s salvation in his own hands, but it also creates uncertainties that would mean that God…

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Calvinism’s Confusion about God

By Ronnie W. Rogers / January 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Calvinism’s Confusion about God

Although both Calvinism and Extensivism (the belief that God genuinely wants every person to be saved and has made it possible for them to be saved) fall within the parameters of orthodoxy, and I do love my Calvinist brothers and sisters, we embrace very different ideas of God. Since God’s salvation plan is the most…

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Calvinism Obscures the Simple Gospel

By Ronnie W. Rogers / January 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Calvinism Obscures the Simple Gospel

I agree with the Calvinist claim that the gospel is simple and clear, but I contend that Calvinism, by its very nature, complicates and obscures the simple and clear gospel.[1] Yes, someone can be saved when anyone says something like, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,” but the difference between what a Calvinist and Extensivist…

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