• Predestination and Election
    Salvation Posts

    Salvation: Do We Have a Choice?

      I have been a Christian for many years and in all that time, the three subjects which seem to have generated more confusion and conflict within the Body of Christ than anything else have been… Predestination and Election The Eternal Security of the Believer, and Women in Ministry. However, for all of the discussion and arguments provoked by these subjects, not much in the way of a consensus seems to have been reached.  I believe this is primarily due to the fact that proponents on both sides of the issues have often failed to interpret the verses supporting their positions within their immediate contexts and within the overall context…

  • Early Posts

    Predestined to Be a Child of God

      In our visits together over these past few months, we have talked a lot about two very important concepts:  becoming a child of God and the necessity for overcoming as part of that process.  In one of my previous reflections, as we were looking at the passage of scripture in Ephesians 1: 3-14, we came across the term, predestined, but even though I had inserted my one-word interpretation of the term in my comments, I didn’t take the time then to address the more complete meaning of this often-troublesome term. However, since predestination and its frequent companion, election, are so much a part of what it means to be a child…