What is Arminianism?

Question: Good morning Jeffrey, I’m having an issue understand something. A lot of the denominational world is under the assumption that if a person is not a Calvinist, then they are an Arminian. What is an Arminian? I’ve thoroughly studied Calvinism and its faults, but I can’t seem to find much info on Arminianism. I…

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Do you take an open view of God?

Question: Good day, Brother Jeff, I have gotten very satisfactory answers from you since I started using your site. You answer like a real teacher. I’m just shuffling off progressivism from my life and neither do I want to be an extremist to the left or right in any matter. I just want the truth.…

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Can Men Change God’s Will?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Daniel 4:28-37   I.         A difficulty those raised in Calvinist beliefs is resolving the idea of God’s sovereign will with the actions of men.             A.        To many Calvinists, God’s will is immutable (unable to be changed). The idea that men might do something to alter God’s decisions is inconceivable.             B.        This is why…

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Free Agents

by Ray Baker One of the many things the Scriptures teach with all surety is the free moral agency of men. The Lord did not create robots when He made us, nor did He fashion ‘puppets on a string.’ He made us creatures of choice, and His desire is that our hearts will choose to…

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Should we be worried about advances in Artificial Intelligence?

Question: Hey Mr. Jeffrey, Supposedly there is technology that can read thoughts. I didn’t think that was possible. What should be the Christian reaction to all this technology? Also, should all this crazy A.I. technology make a Christian nervous? Answer: The current state of technology is not nearly to the point of thought reading. It…

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What Is Your Attitude Toward Brethren Whose Children Go Wrong?

by Peter J. Wilson via Truth Magazine, May 3, 2001 The rearing of children at any age is a fearful responsibility. God entrusts into our care a soul (worth more than the whole world) wrapped in a tiny body. While that child is a gift from God (Psalms 127:3; Genesis 33:5), we are really stewards of that…

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The Flesh of Man

Text: I Corinthians 15:35–44   I.         In attempting to train our puppy, we often found ourselves scolding the dog for chewing on everything in reach – clothing, ankles, fingers.             A.        Why does a dog behave as it does? Certainly mama dog did not teach him to chew on everything in sight.             B.        Animals do what comes natural to…

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If we are slaves to God, then aren’t we forced to obey Him?

Question: “And remember, if you were a slave when the Lord called you, you are now free in the Lord. And if you were free when the Lord called you, you are now a slave of Christ” (I Corinthians 7:22 NLT). Does this mean that if you were a slave then you are the property…

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Why is God holding us responsible when it is He who made us?

Question: Why does a perfect God, who knows all and sees all, create imperfect beings in the first place, then curse those people and all the people thereafter? Then we who were born into this world without a choice must obey all these things, meet every week, and if we don’t adhere to His commands,…

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