Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 1:3) The text above is the first of twelve verses – one long, elegant sentence in the Greek – within which Paul the apostle praises God for blessing the Ephesian … Continue reading Praise: Four Lessons From Paul
The preaching of God’s grace in election has frequently been associated with antinomianism –the belief that those who are saved by grace through faith are released from the obligation of obeying the moral law. This is not new – there were some who misconstrued Apostle Paul’s teaching of Grace as a license to continue in … Continue reading Chosen, So What?
The biblical doctrine of election is arguably one of the most controversial doctrines in holy writ. Yet it is one of the doctrines Paul lays down soon after his preliminary remarks to the Ephesians. While some avoid it altogether, others have a problem “accepting” it, appealing to reasons such as it being unfair, or inconsistent … Continue reading Elected Unto Eternal Life