People often ask me, “How can I get started in ministry?” The answer is pretty simple. You start with the cheese. I’ll explain. Do you remember when God raised up David to defeat Goliath? That was certainly one of history’s most impressive examples of being used by God in ministry, right? But do you know
We believe in Free Grace Theology—which is distinct from Calvinism, Arminianism, Lutheranism, Thomism, and other –isms. But where did the term “Free Grace” come from? Some people think it’s redundant. I wish it were. Historically, the expression “free grace” was used by both Calvinists and Arminians. For example, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, preached
Recently I blogged about Chuck Swindoll defending the faith-alone message, and specifically rejecting the Lordship Salvation message, in a Jan 7, 2019, Insight for Living Broadcast. See that blog here. I received an email today notifying me that Chuck again rejected Lordship Salvation, this time in more detail. He did so on the Feb 22,
In 1 John 3:15, John writes, “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” Those of us in the Free Grace movement maintain that this verse deals with fellowship with the Lord. A believer can indeed hate his brother. If he does, he is out
Are you familiar with the term “fake news”? I’m sad to say there is a lot of fake news about GES online, often centering around what is known as the “crossless gospel controversy.” People have made the most outlandish claims about us and what we believe—so much so, I think much of it counts as
A few years ago J. B. Hixson gave a message at a 2013 Pastor’s Conference entitled, “Why I Am No Longer Free Grace.” In the message he indicated that his theology had not changed, but that other people who call themselves Free Grace had changed their theology. That’s why Hixson no longer calls himself Free
Consensus theology—is the majority right? What is the measure of truth? Free grace is often criticized for being out of step with the Reformers. This is sometimes true and we are ok with it. We seek to be Biblicists over being traditionalists.
By Shawn Lazar Sola fide or fides caritate formata? Are we saved by faith alone, or faith formed by love? During the Reformation, that was one of the questions faced by Martin Luther, and it is an objection that the Free Grace movement still hears today. Faith in Jesus isn’t enough, some people say, you