Tag: salvation

Free Will and Salvation

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In this post I’m going to look at the heart of the gospel – the idea that we are sinners in need of salvation. Is this really true?

Primary and Secondary Causes

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The extent to which we are free to act independently of the will of God is a central concern in Christian theology. I have recently been listening to some Calvinists really struggling to defend a position that to me makes no sense – that… Continue Reading “Primary and Secondary Causes”

The Confusion of Calvinism

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I’m subscribed to the Desiring God mailing list and I often read John Piper answering questions about Christian doctrine from curious believers. While I don’t think that peddling the term ‘Christian Hedonism’ is necessarily helpful, I appreciate Piper’s lengthy ministry, his biblical knowledge, and… Continue Reading “The Confusion of Calvinism”

Can I lose my Salvation?

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Over on the Growing Christians Facebook group we’ve been having a discussion about whether or not it is possible for a Christian to lose their salvation. This question has been hotly debated by theologians. The idea that we cannot lose our salvation is sometimes… Continue Reading “Can I lose my Salvation?”

Being Held by God

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Sometimes, life can be a real struggle. I know that I spent many years searching for peace, as I have reflected upon in my book The Philosophy of a Mad Man which is all about spiritual seeking. I used to immerse myself in eastern philosophy… Continue Reading “Being Held by God”