I’ll cut to the chase. I don’t think the doctrines of limited atonement and unlimited atonement are all that different in the end. If you’re not familiar with the controversy, here are the basic ideas of each: Unlimited Atonement Jesus paid the price for the sins of all men equally. Only believers have their sins … Continue reading "The Issue Behind Limited and Unlimited Atonement"
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice. John Calvin
God has a wonderful plan. But it’s not for my life. Well, to be more precise, the primary plan and purpose of God only includes me as a footnote. And I don’t know what my part in His plan actually is. In fact, to be honest, God’s plan for me might be, by all ordinary … Continue reading "What If God Doesn’t Have a Wonderful Plan for My Life?"
We Christians are a funny bunch.
No one knows who made this, but it is hilarious, especially if you are, as I, of the Reformed persuasion, at least soteriologically. The Semi-Pelagian Narrower Catechism Q: What is the chief end of each individual Christian? A: Each individual Christian’s chief end is to get saved. This is the first and great commandment. Q: … Continue reading "The Semi-Pelagian Narrower Catechism"
I confess: I have sinned repeatedly for years about something silly and selfish. I am what they call a “picky eater.” I could almost be the poster child for that disease. Since I was young, with little or no regard for my family and acquaintances, I have refused to eat a large variety of foods, … Continue reading "Repentance for Pickiness, or “Don’t Let Your Dislikes Become Sin”"
In middle school and high school, I was a bit of a Disney geek. I admit this. I memorized every song in the first two High School Musicals and Camp Rock. I can jam out to the theme songs of Phil of the Future, That’s So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The … Continue reading "My Only Beef with Disney"