Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Pelagianism – The doctrines of the British monk, Pelagious, that deny original sin, assert the doctrine of free will and the merit of good works.

Click to read The Unrealistic and Unbiblical View of Pelagianism

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


No rational person will deny that men make choices. A theological problem arises when someone uses Joshua 24:15 to teach that men have a “free will” with which they make their choices. So then, what does the verse teach? Click the link below to read an essay and find out.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Parents tell their own true stories of government intrusion into their families in Overruled: Government Invasion of Your Parental Rights, a production of ParentalRights.Org. See this new 37-minute docudrama free online and pass it on to everyone you know.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Did Judas have a free will with which he chose to betray Christ? Does God truly cause all things? Is God the immediate cause of sin? These are difficult questions that have been a part of the great conversation of Christianity through the ages. Here's a link to another indirect look at the problem of evil as seen in the actions of Judas Iscariot.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


John did not write a letter to argue for the universal extent of Christ’s death and propitiation. And John does not argue that the sense of the word “world” as used in one place must be the rule for the interpretation of the word everywhere else it appears. But the Bible does argue that Christ is the propitiation for all believers and only believers throughout the world.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isa 41:10).

Could it be that this will be our common test or trial of our faith? Nations in the Middle East are falling apart like dominoes. As crude oil production gets threatened, crude prices go up as do gas prices at the pump. If our own nation cannot pay its debt and the dollar loses its status as the world reserve currency, is it not too wrong to think that the dollar will soon fail? If the dollar fails and becomes worthless, what will we use to buy and sell goods? There might even be plenty of food still on grocery store shelves, but citizens will have no money, or not enough money, to buy anything. If state governments go bankrupt or fail to meet their budgets, what will happen to millions of people dependent upon government services? The scenarios can be multiplied with speculation after speculation, but one thing for sure is that things are never going to be the same.

To simply tell one another to just “Keep trusting the Lord” or “Keep looking to God” or even to say “God is in control” can become phony churchianity and religious fluff. “Fear thou not” is an imperative; that is, it is a command. Our fear is disobedience. The hard thing for us to do is to look calamity in the face and courageously say the just and Holy God of Heaven above has ordained this evil for His own glory. This evil developing around the world is not happening by chance. The same God who ordained every detail of the crucifixion of His only begotten Son has also ordained every detail of the events we see unfolding before us.

When the evil begins to attack us personally, will we be able to agree with Abraham and say, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” God’s prophet Jeremiah had to endure the captivity with the people of Israel. Speaking through Jeremiah, God commanded Israel to “Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished” (Jer 46:28) We know in the New Covenant our substitute, Jesus Christ, took our punishment, which is death. But we also know that “…all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim 3:12).

To know all this is one thing. To live courageously for Christ is another. The entire history of the world was predestined by God; it could not have happened any other way. The same must be said about current events. The riots, the protests, the wars, the deaths, the failing economies have all been predestined by God. God is carrying out His just and Holy will according to His eternal plan. God truly is in control, and He will not be mocked by men. We are not to be fearful, because God is at work. Instead, let us pray that God will give us the grace to boldly proclaim the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and His Sovereignty over all the earth, and that men will see that the puny will of man is not free but rather in bondage to sin and therefore not able to thwart the Sovereign will of God in both the salvation and the damnation of men.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


The plans for a New World Order (NWO) appear to be moving along as scheduled. That is, perhaps there is no day-to-day calendar per se, but an unwritten yet generally agreed upon schedule of events has been ordering global events for decades. For example, take a 1997 Foreign Affairs article entitled “Persian Gulf Myths,” by Graham E. Fuller and Ian O. Lesser (May/June 1997, vol 76, no 3, p.42-52). In 1997 Fuller was “a senior political analyst at RAND and a former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA.” Lesser, in 1997, was “a former member of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department” and “a senior political analyst at RAND.” Current Persian Gulf realities are the results of much of the thinking, strategies and policies of these and other Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members.

In the late 90s Fuller and Lesser were confident that “No military power today has the capability to deny the West access to oil…” They reminded their readers that “No anti-American dictator in the Middle East…has attempted to hinder oil sales to the West.” Remember when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990? Fuller and Lesser believe that oil did not play a major role in the U.S. intervention that followed. They say “the real stakes were larger: U.S. leadership and global order.” Once again we read of U.S. forces being used to maintain the global order. Remember too, that was the time when President George H. W. Bush uttered the famous confession or revelation of plans for a NWO.

During the 90s the Pentagon was paying out “between $30 billion and $60 billion a year for defense of the Gulf.” Was this defense of the Gulf for oil? It’s doubtful since during the same period the U.S. was importing only about $30 billion worth of oil. Fuller and Lesser comment that this amounted to a “hidden gasoline tax” on Americans, because other nations were not contributing to that same defense. Why would the U.S. do this? Fuller and Lesser suggest “In the eyes of some, the U.S. military presence in the Gulf is part of a broader strategy of access and pre-positioning for potential U.S. intervention worldwide consistent with their vision of America’s role as global security arbiter.” Global security arbiter? Where in the U.S. Constitution is our government authorized to secure the world? The government is to provide for our nation’s common defense, yes, but global security?

So what has the U.S. government been doing in the Gulf over the years? The U.S. has been pursuing goals of regional stability and “political maturity and responsible government” for the Gulf. This means, as Fuller and Lesser suggest, that “liberalization is a prerequisite.” This is a polite way of saying the U.S. is making the region ready for a Western style democracy with leaders sympathetic to the West that will be ripe for NWO control. Don’t forget that many of the younger generation of Persian Gulf leaders have been educated in the West and therefore also influenced by Western democracies. Over a decade ago the U.S. had identified Iran as “one of the chief threats to global security.” Again, the concern over global security. The bottom line goal would appear to be to have the entire region integrated into the NWO, with the consent of the people of the region. Fuller and Lesser go on to say that “if Washington and Europe are ever to reach consensus on global strategic partnership and sharing of responsibility, the Gulf is arguably the best place to start because the stakes are recognizably high.” Especially high stakes for Americans since Europe consumes more Gulf oil than the U.S.

How long will it take the Persian Gulf region to join the club? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, American lives will continue to be lost, American tax dollars will continue to be spent, all for the purpose of bringing the Gulf region into “the club of like-minded states with shared values—the only sound basis for long-term security worldwide.” Again, global security—not liberty—is the goal of the NWO for the Gulf states, and the plan continues to move along as scheduled.