Election: Redemption Decreed


*A Comparison of Calvinism and Arminianism.

*The Good News of Calvinism by MP: an brief defense of the Five Points of Calvinism.

*Predestination and the Love of God by MP: Learn what it means to be loved with the unbreakable electing love of God. J.I. Packer has said "Our minds have been conditioned to think...of God's love as a weak affection which cannot keep anyone from hell without help, and of faith as the human help God needs for this purpose..." This article is to correct this notion and cause us to start thinking biblically again about God's love.

*Predestination and the Glory of God by MP.

*The Supremacy of God in Predestination by Eric Schumacher. Discusses the importance of good theology, biblical evidence for predestination, answers objections, and gives personal application.

*Predestination and Human Freedom by MP: This is a short article defending the biblical truth that God is the one who ultimately determines who is saved. I also explain how it can be that a person freely comes to Christ when it is ultimately God who is causing him to come.

* Must Love for God be Freely Chosen to be Genuine? by MP.

*The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by Pastor John Piper. Why pray for the lost if God determines who will believe anyway? This article gives excellent answers.

*Is Individual Election to Salvation Taught in Romans Nine? by MP: This is an in depth look at the biblical basis for salvation being God's sovereign, free choice.

*Predestination in Ephesians 1:3-14 by MP: Do the references to Christians being chosen and predestined in Ephesians 1:4-5, 11 really mean that God has chosen which individuals will be saved? This articles shows how the context of Ephesians 1 answers this question with a "yes."

*Are All Christians Chosen?: John 15:16 by MP: "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you" Jesus said to His disciples. This articles asks if this applies to all Christians.

*Calvinism, Arminianism, and Eternal Security by MP: In this article I argue that belief in eternal security seems to require belief in God's sovereignty over salvation.

*An Open Letter to Josh McDowell and Norman Geisler by JT and MP.

* Bad Arguments Against Calvinism by Gregory Koukl. For an example of the type of bad arguments that Koukl is arguing against, see Calvinism Refuted. These are the bad arguments at their best!

*Summary of R.C. Sproul's Chosen by God by JT: An excellent summary of predestination and God's sovereignty.

*Predestination: God's Sovereign Choice to Save by MP: This collects many, many passages which deal with this very important Christian truth. If something is in the Bible, it seems that God thinks it is important for us to know. Predestination is in the Bible. Study it, and discover the wonders of God's love.

*Practical Applications of Predestination by MP.

*For more information on predestination, see Theology and Growth.

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