Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010
CALVINISM V. ARMINIANISM
The story is told of a group of theologians who were discussing the tension between predestination and free will. Things became so heated that the group broke up into two opposing factions.
But one man, not knowing which to join, stood for a moment trying to decide.
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 30, 2006
I read in the biography of a missionary concerning an Indian law student who became a Christian. He asked the missionary if he could be baptised secretly as, if he was baptised in a public service, his Hindu father would cut off his allowance and disown him. The missionary insisted that baptism
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Nov 18, 2006
There is an urge within my breast,
To give the Lord my very best,
In thought, in action, word and deed,
This has become my whole life’s creed.
I want to fit into His plan
Be of help to my fellow-man.
Plan the things that I should do
Before my work on earth is through.
Contributed by Clarence Clough on Nov 28, 2006
A young lad was hospitalized because a life-threatening condition had developed. The boy became
sad during the lengthy stay. One of his school teachers asked permission from the nurse to visit the
boy in his room and review grammar and math with him.
When questioned by the nurse, after the lad
John Maxwell tells the story of two shoe salesmen who were sent to a remote Island to sell shoes. After arriving, the first salesman called the home office back in Chicago and told them that he would be returning the next day because no one on the Island even wore shoes. The second salesman arrived
As we journey towards Christmas and into the New Year, let us all follow in the steps of our Servant-King Jesus, not just for a Season but for a lifetime. By His Spirit may we truly be humble, servant leaders. It is recorded that Mother Teresa once said: “I belong to Jesus. He must have the
Contributed by Jose Imperial on Jan 4, 2008
Intermittent light are on and off lights. They are seasonal light.Christmas lights are intended for decorations,it is good for the eyes to entertain.But you cant light a highway by being on and off, Christmas light are only for a season. Highway light intended to guide were made for all seasons.
Contributed by Jose Imperial on Jan 4, 2008
Flashlights are powerful but has limited life. Independent light are powerful only at the beginning but fail in the long run. Most dangerous people in the church are
Contributed by Thomas Donelan on May 19, 2010
God does not condemn man but man is condemned till he is saved. It is like when you download a program from the internet onto your computer. There is a little box that has to be checked that says: Accept Terms. If you do not check it off, you will never be able to download it because you have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2006
When a Calvinist says that all things happen according to the predestination of God, he speaks the truth, and I am willing to be called a Calvinist. But when an Arminian says that when a man sins, the sin is his own, and that if he continues in sin, and perishes, his eternal damnation will lie
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 4, 2005
John Wesley had a great contemporary in God’s service in the evangelical revival in the 18th century. His name was George Whitfield. They were great friends from their days at Oxford but were divided in their theology. Wesley was Arminian but Whitfield followed Calvin and there was some
John Wesley and George Whitefield - the two great preachers of the 18th Century Evangelical Revival - were both great men of God.
Sadly having been great friends at Oxford, they fell out over the Arminian/Calvinist debate.
There was quite a bit of animosity between their followers.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
HISTORY OF CALVINISM
In 1610, just one year after the death of James Arminius (a Dutch Seminary professor) five articles of faith based on his teachings were drawn up by his followers. The Arminians, as his followers came to be called, presented these five doctrines to the State of Holland in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2006
Pastors Perceptions: Barna Research has recently completed an extensive survey of Senior Pastors in America. 83% describe themselves as "evangelical Protestant and 81% say they are "theologically conservative." 37% claimed to be Wesleyan or Arminian and 32% are Reformed or Calvinist in their
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 7, 2009
ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?
Two men met on a plane and one man asked the other, "Are you a Christian?"
"Yes I am."
"Wonderful! Are you Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox?"
"I’m a Protestant."
"That’s great. So am I. Are you Calvinist or Arminian in your theology?"
"I’m happy to say that I’m a
I found a great article which addresses the question “Does God Play Favorites? On page 1562 in the Quest Study Bible: Listen to what it says: The whole Bible teaches that God is fair and just (Psalm 11:7). It also states that God does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 18:23), but