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Why the Glory of God is at stake in the "Foreknowledge" debate

This article pre-supposes that true doctrine is the foundation of true delight. If we do not get our doctrine of God right, we will destroy the foundations of delight.

"John Piper"
The Pelagian Captivity of the Evangelical Church.

I've often wondered if Luther were alive today and came to our culture and looked, not at the liberal church community, but at evangelical churches, what would he have to say?... If Martin Luther lived today and picked up his pen to write, the book he would write in our time would be entitled

"R.C. Sproul"
The Arminian and Calvinist Controversy - Free will - Fact or Fiction

I am becoming increasingly reticent of (sic) employing the terms 'Calvinism' and/or 'Calvinist'. They are unbecoming both historically and spiritually... would have to call St. Augustine a 'Calvinist' which would be historically awkward. We would have to call St. Paul a 'Calvinist' and that would be spiritually uncomfortable. But we would also have to call our Lord a 'Calvinist' and that thought is morally repulsive.

"George Higginbotham"
Calvinism and Arminianism cannot be reconciled

These differences are not just matters of emphasis. They represent two opposing systems of belief.  [Arminianism is the doctrine held by the apostate church of Rome, Wesleyan Methodists and most present-day Anglicans and Non-conformists.  Calvinism is professed by many Presbyterian, Independent, Baptist and some Anglican churches. Ed.] The Five Points of Calvinism, being thoroughly Scriptural, need to be proclaimed boldly and vigorously.

"Adapted from an article by Joel R Beeke"
Arminian Captivity of the Modern Evangelical Church

It is sad to hear that today many evangelical theologians and Christians despise the notions of "God's sovereignty" and "the sovereign grace of God."

Sung Wook Chung
Arminianism Exposed.

We are accustomed to fighting Arminianism on two major fronts. One is in the area of predestination and the other is over the issue of "free-will." Both have been ably addressed by Reformed writers and scholars. As is well known, those are the critical and principal positions undergirding Arminianism. So I will not traverse those grounds again.

Rev. Mark Herzer
The Great Tribulation
www.salvationbygrace.org

Our English word "tribulation" is a transliteration of the Latin "tribulum." It is a "picture word" that connotes images of a person beating a rug to remove the dust, or beating wheat with a rod to separate the wheat from the chaff.

From the book "A brief history of the future. - Chapter 6" by Jim McClarty
Calvin's Tulip

A brief study on the Doctrine of Sovereignty and the Five Points of Calvinism. we hope that you will enjoy this study and find it useful.


John's Tulip

(John 3:16) Some teachers would have us believe that this verse means that God loves everyone on the face of the planet and that everyone possesses the ability to go to heaven but that they must exercise their free-will.  This is a misinterpretation of Scripture as I will clearly show in the following.

Ted Sims
Bethal Baptist confession of faith

We believe the "Holy Bible" was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of Godís revelation of Himself to man.  It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.  It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.


A request by Sam Porco

On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee.  What he said to our national Leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.  They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well.  It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert!


Project Wittenburg

A copy of the 95 theses and other Martin Luther documents are located on this link


The Council of Trent

The truth of Catholicism, What does the Catholic Church really stand for.


The Canons of Dort

Doctrine of the early Reformed Church
The Synod of Dordrecht
November 13, 1618 - May 9, 1619