Many of my non-Calvinist friends are afraid of depravity. But the Bible really does teach we are depraved. We shouldn’t be scared of that. Paul said it. It’s true. The problem is how Calvinism defines this depravity and explains it. I believe in my own depravity. But I still don’t want to be a Calvinist. Keep reading to find out why.
Theology must be based on God’s revelation of Himself and His will found in His Word. Too often we base it on a reaction to someone or some doctrine we are certain is wrong. And when we do, we can end up being just as wrong.
A few days ago I highlighted a “shocking Bible contradiction.” I’ve listened here and on Facebook to some great points that have helped me consider these two passages and how they fit together. I want to share a fundamental issue that will help us as we study these passages (and all others).
“You’re such a Pharisee!” he said with a sneer.
Why don’t we ever hear the same thing said about being a Sadducee? Why aren’t we worried about a Sadducaic influence the same way we are a Pharisaic one? I am increasingly afraid that we are so concerned about the leaven of all the potential Pharisees out there, that we are letting the leaven of all the potential Sadducees slip by unnoticed.
Don’t look at a map. Which way do you have to drive from Reno, Nevada to get to San Diego, California? Do you need to go north or south? Do you need to go east or west? Think about it. Got your answer? Keep reading to find out the truth. [Read more…] about The Bible Isn’t Tidy OR 1 of Our Top Struggles with Bible Study
I was looking for a fun and funny video to do a Good Clean Fun post. I came across this one, which is fun for me. I love what Jack Crabtree says about how we should read the Bible.