Shawn was talking with a friend who takes online seminary classes. The man told Shawn he was a bit reluctant to raise Free Grace issues in his papers for class because the professor gives no indication that he is at all open to Free Grace Theology. Shawn’s friend told him that the professor is also
Recently I received two similar responses to a recent blog (which you can read here). In the blog I had said that we must believe that what we get from the Lord by believing in Him is irrevocable, whether we call that everlasting life, salvation, justification, forgiveness, or new life. Those two responses I received
In 2013 I was one of the authors of a four-views book on the role of works at the final judgment. In that book I suggested that Eph 2:8-9 says that everlasting life is by grace through faith and apart from works (Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment, Zondervan, pp. 40-41).
by Diane Boring, originally published in the July/August 2013 edition of Grace in Focus Our Ladies’ Bible Study is going through the Gospel of John, and right now we’re in John 4—the encounter that Jesus had with the woman at the well. I’ve come to see that this is one of the greatest passages
by Ken Yates In the last two blogs, I have argued that in the book of Hebrews we see that a Christian cannot lose his eternal salvation. However, even though that is the case, a believer can sin against the Lord, even in a very serious way. Esau is an example of such spiritual
Sunday School Confusion As our little Sunday School class has been studying through LifeWay’s Bible Studies for Life: Unvarnished Truth: Life’s Greatest Story, this past week’s lesson was a disappointment. Previous lesson titles included, One Great Creator; One Great Problem; and One Great Savior. All were fine. But the title of this week’s lesson (Session
by Art Farstad, originally published in a 1991 edition of The GES News Have you ever heard or had a conversation something like the following? “Are you a Christian?” “Well of course I’m a Christian! Do you think I’m a heathen? I’m an American!” “Well, I mean do you believe…” “I believe in God.” “But
by Zane C. Hodges, originally published in the May/June 1994 edition of Grace in Focus Paul stated a timeless truth when he wrote: Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.—Rom 3:20 Even under the law in the OT,