Free Will, Essential or Not?

“…without the Spirit the will of man is not free, inasmuch as it is subject to lusts which chain and master it.” John Calvin “Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him” and “you dishonour …

I’m a Chronic Thief

I confess. I’m a chronic thief. Almost everyday, something inside of me, something irresistible, drives me to steal. It’s as if I’m unaware of my looting. In fact, unless I consider my previous actions and motives, I usually excuse myself from any wrongdoing. It’s as if I do it and …

WHAT IS GRACE?

5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— Ephesians 2:5 (ESV)   What makes Christianity different from all the other religions of the world? Years ago that very question was discussed at a conference. Some of the participants argued …

Don’t Stare at the Little Bees

  I love Paul. He’s just my kind of guy as far as Apostles go. I can relate to Paul. He thinks. He confronts. He defends. The thing that troubles me about Paul though is this, he pays dearly for his daring personality. In fact, one of my favorite passages …