A reader sent me a 7-minute video of Dr. R. C. Sproul. Unfortunately, the link I initially posted does not work. So I found the longer video it was taken from You can see the video here. I highly recommend you watch it. No date is given. But it appears to be a recent video.
Sharon and I drove by ourselves the long drive from Raleigh to Dallas. I drove the U Haul truck with our stuff. She drove her car. This was before the days of cell phones. So, we had to watch each other. Carefully. We were to meet a DTS couple who had volunteered to host us
I received an email pointing me to a video by Dr. Wayne Grudem entitled, “Salvation without Repentance from Sin: A Critique of the Free Grace Gospel.” You can see that 45-minute video here. I’ve written a book responding to Dr. Grudem’s book Free Grace Theology: 5 Ways It Diminishes the Gospel. So I won’t cover
Carl F. Wisløff (1908-2004) was a Norwegian Lutheran theologian and preacher. I recently acquired a copy of his short systematic theology, I Know in Whom I Believe: Studies in Bible Doctrine (I ordered it from here). Here is what Wisløff writes about assurance of salvation: “In Romans 4:16, it is said of Abraham: “For this
I receive many questions. Most are very good. Most I’ve heard before. But at least once or twice a week I get a question I’ve never heard that is a good one. Today I received a question via email that is both new and extremely challenging. Here is the question: We know the Scriptures tell
In response to a recent blog entitled, “What Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus?” (see here), a reader asked three excellent questions. Here are his questions: If I understand correctly, you’re saying a person can believe many things about Jesus Christ, including that He’s the only Son of God, yet not have eternal life.
Yesterday I received an email from a Free Grace Pastor who likes our writings. He indicated that he was concerned about some things he read in the book A Defense of Free Grace Theology, edited by Dr. Fred Chay, with contributions by Ken Wilson, Paul Tanner, Dave Anderson, Jody Dillow, and Chay. Here is what
I’m sitting on the plane awaiting takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando, FL for our June 8-9 regional conference on the theme “Is Calvinism Biblical?” I pull out my conference schedule and look it over. Then I begin to go over the message I was giving that night. Then something unusual happens. It has become
Beware of Misleading Blogs A reader told me about a May 20, 2018 blog by Justin Steckbauer entitled “How to Have Eternal Life.” The reader said, “After reading it I felt truly sorry for him.” I just read the blog. You can see it here. I too feel sorry for Steckbauer and for all the
In his book, His Truth: Scripture Truths About Basic Doctrines, Jack Cottrell, an Arminian theologian, wrote on the subject of assurance. He did not give a name for the view he defended. I think it would be appropriate to call it the “I hope I keep believing” view. On Cottrell’s view, salvation is by faith