Ronnie W. Rogers

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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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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Calvinist John Piper’s Confusion about Salvation

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Calvinist John Piper’s Confusion about Salvation

John Piper writes, “My aim here is to show from Scripture that the simultaneous existence of God’s will for ‘all persons to be saved’ (1 Tim. 2:4) and his will to elect unconditionally those who will actually be saved is not a sign of divine schizophrenia or exegetical confusion. A corresponding aim is to show that unconditional…

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Calvinism’s Compatibilism and the Problem of Choice in Scripture and Life

By Ronnie W. Rogers / November 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Calvinism’s Compatibilism and the Problem of Choice in Scripture and Life

When people reject Calvinism and its micro-determinism through compatibilism and decretal theology, some Calvinists retort that we are exalting the free will of man over God’s sovereignty. Of course, that is a straw man. We are exalting God’s Word, thereby exalting God because God’s Word depicts man and woman as having libertarian free will when…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving

By Ronnie W. Rogers / November 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Celebrate Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, quite contrary to political correctness and revisionist historians, began as an act of faith and worship by the Pilgrims. The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621 in Plymouth, and it was a celebration of God’s bountiful blessing, which the Pilgrims shared with the Indians. The Pilgrims’ lives had been characterized by…

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Some Thoughts on Thinking Christianly about COVID (1 Pet 2:5, 9; Rom 14)

By Ronnie W. Rogers / November 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Some Thoughts on Thinking Christianly about COVID (1 Pet 2:5, 9; Rom 14)

On Sunday, 11/14/21, I preached a message with the above title to help people in our church respond biblically to three areas related to Christians dealing with COVID. I pray these will prove helpful to you as we live for Christ today. I. How Christians can formulate a Religious exemption claim from the COVID mandate.II.…

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