by Ken Yates As I write this, our country is about to celebrate another July 4th, another Independence Day. That is the day that our nation declared its independence from England in the late 1700’s. England had imposed its will upon the early American colonies and the colonies longed to be free to determine their
by Ken Yates The book of Psalms expresses the deep emotions and experiences of God’s people throughout the centuries. Recently I read Psalm 10. Most believe it was written about 3000 years ago by David. However, while reading it I had the feeling that it could be written by a Christian today. In the first
by Zane Hodges, originally published in the November, 1989 edition of Grace in Focus Quite a few years ago I was giving the gospel to a young Hispanic man. After a while he said: “It’s no use, Zane. Another preacher saved me, and it didn’t work.” I admit this response caught me by surprise. Still,
by Zane Hodges, originally published in the September-October, 1999 issue of “Grace in Focus” In this series on the doctrine of repentance, we have reached two fundamental conclusions. These are: (1) that repentance is not in any way a condition for eternal salvation; and (2) repentance is the decision to turn from sin to avoid,
by Bob Wilkin, originally published in the January-February 2004 edition of Grace in Focus Colossians 1:21-23 is often used by Arminians to say that believers must continue in the faith in order to keep eternal life. And this same passage is used by Calvinists to say that believers must persevere in the faith in order
By Zane C. Hodges, originally published in the July/August 1998 edition of Grace in Focus Introduction In the last issue of Grace in Focus (May/June 98), we considered the fact that John is silent, in his Gospel, on the subject of repentance. In view of the purpose of the Gospel of John to bring people
By Bob Wilkin A friend called me just before 10AM today: “You’ve got to listen to Dr. Charles Stanley on his broadcast today. I want your feedback.” I was interested to learn that Dr. Stanley spoke on repentance, the subject of my doctoral dissertation. I found his comments to be confusing, to say the least.