Free Will – The Choice of God

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love; having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (Eph 1:4-5). Eph 1:11 “In whom also we were assigned […]

The Foreknowledge of God and His Predestination

God’s foreknowledge – what does it mean? Now the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the belly I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. (Jer 1:4-5) More examples: 1 Pet 1:1 Peter, […]

Why I Do Not Believe in Negative Predestination?

Why would God call people not once but several times during life if God had already made a binding choice? Why has God found it necessary to produce the Bible to mankind and all the wise teachings in it? Or why does God bring forth in His word a tempting prize for those who enter […]

The Bondage of the Will

The Reformer Martin Luther, about 500 years ago, accepted the idea of a positive preordain for the saved, but left the negative preordain open concerning damnation. On this basis, it is understandable Luther’s perceptions that one cannot influence one’s own salvation, the doctrine of The Bondage of the Will, of which he wrote in 1525. […]

Predestination

What does it mean? Who will be saved? Is salvation or damnation decided in advance for every human being? Predestination means the eternal choice made by God. According to Jean Calvin, the founder of a reformed church, in the 16th century, God has decided in advance whom he is to save and whom He will […]

Salvation – Faith as The Foundation of Salvation

What does salvation mean? Is the salvation predetermined, i.e the question of predestination? Where do you go if you are saved? Who is going to be saved? Is salvation easy or difficult to achieve? Who are not saved? What is it that resolves? Faith or good deeds? What is characteristic of the last times? Where […]

Do we in the New Covenant have to follow the rules of the Old Covenant?

Introduction The Public Activity of Jesus The Old (Law) Covenant Christ’s New Covenant Is the Law covenant obsolete Examples of outdated regulations in the Law covenant Predictions about the New Covenant Moses Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Hebrews How does the new covenant differ from the old one? Who are under the law? Can a man be […]

Which saves: faith or baptism?

How did the churches evolve after the apostolic period? Early Church Fathers Where did they go wrong? Baptismal practices began to differ from Bible teaching Who was baptized? Infant Baptism Baptism of adults or Anabaptists Which saves faith or baptism? How do the children get saved? Baptismal Milestones Augsburg Confession Defense Section IX Water and […]

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