Grace in Focus – July 1989
Is Faith a Gift of God? – Ephesians 2:8 Reconsidered
by Gary L. Nebeker From various theological quarters it has been argued that the NT teaches that saving faith is a gift of God. One of the favorite passages cited in this connection is Ephesians 2:8: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of
Election and the Gospel — Can Only the Elect Accept Christ?
A few weeks ago I was on a radio talk show. One of the hosts asked me, “Do people choose to become a part of the family of God?” A short time later I received a phone call from a GES News reader who wondered what GES believes about the doctrine of election. I will
Are All Things Lawful for Believers? – 1 Corinthians 6:12
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. (1 Cor. 6:12) Some people charge those of us who hold to the Free Grace position with antinomianism. That is, some say we promote sin and