The Real Strange Fire: Lordship Salvation Pt. 11

We’re in the middle of a series analyzing John MacArthur’s ministry’s article on Lordship Salvation. Starting in Pt. 8, we have been digging into the first of 9 items listed as the theological distinctives of Lordship Salvation. Here is distinctive 1: First, Scripture teaches that the gospel calls sinners to faith joined in oneness with […]

The Real Strange Fire: Lordship Salvation Pt. 10

We’re in the middle of a series analyzing John MacArthur’s ministry’s article on Lordship Salvation. Starting in Pt. 8, we have been digging into the first of 9 items listed as the theological distinctives of Lordship Salvation. Here is distinctive 1: First, Scripture teaches that the gospel calls sinners to faith joined in oneness with […]

The Real Strange Fire: Lordship Salvation Pt. 9

We’re in the middle of a series analyzing John MacArthur’s ministry’s article on Lordship Salvation. Starting in Pt. 8, we have been digging into the first of 9 items listed as the theological distinctives of Lordship Salvation. Here is distinctive 1: First, Scripture teaches that the gospel calls sinners to faith joined in oneness with […]

The Real Strange Fire: Lordship Salvation Pt. 8

From John MacArthur’s ministry’s article on Lordship Salvation: First, Scripture teaches that the gospel calls sinners to faith joined in oneness with repentance (Acts 2:38; 17:30; 20:21; 2 Pet. 3:9). Repentance is a turning from sin (Acts 3:19; Luke 24:47) that consists not of a human work but of a divinely bestowed grace (Acts 11:18; […]

The Real Strange Fire: Lordship Salvation Pt. 7

From John MacArthur’s ministries article on Lordship Salvation: There are many articles of faith that are fundamental to all evangelical teaching. For example, there is agreement among all believers on the following truths: (1) Christ’s death purchased eternal salvation; (2) the saved are justified by grace through faith in Christ alone; (3) sinners cannot earn […]

The Real Strange Fire: Lordship Salvation Pt. 6

We’re going to move on in the analysis of this document outlining the tenets of the doctrine of Lordship Salvation. Here’s the portion of the text we are examining today: There are many articles of faith that are fundamental to all evangelical teaching. For example, there is agreement among all believers on the following truths: […]

Preaching the Gospel with the Cool Kids

We live in a world where, if you are going to get your message across, you have to get hard and passionate and fiery. If you are trying to browbeat sinners and idiots and fools into right living, that would be the way to go. You’d be more like a football coach than an art […]

Grace Gotchas: 1 John 3:4-10

Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book, “Grace in Community”. I really wanted to share it with all the friends who follow the blog – enjoy! 4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him […]

Fathers, Young Men, and Children: 1 John 2:12-14

12 I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. 13 I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one I have written to you, […]

Derrida on Forgiveness

As part of the ongoing series on refuting Lordship Salvation, I am reposting this piece on Jaques Derrida on forgiveness as it has tremendous relevance to the ongoing discussion about Lordship Salvation as opposed to genuine grace and forgiveness. Enjoy! Derrida and Deconstructionism Jaques Derrida was a French-Jewish philosopher who was a proponent of deconstructionism. […]