In recent years there have been a flurry of books and stories of people who briefly died and allegedly went to heaven or hell and then came back to life. Heaven is for Real is such a story. As of February 8, 2012 it has been on the New York Times non-fiction best seller list […]
He is not destitute of a power and strength to change his own purposes, but his infinite perfection of wisdom is a bar to his laying aside his eternal resolves and forming new ones.
Stephen Charnock, vol. 1, The Existence and Attributes of God
Q. 14. How doth God execute his decrees? A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will.
Why do some people repent and respond by faith in Christ to the divine summons to faith while others do not? Concerning those who believe in Christ’s name John immediately says in John 1:13: “[These are they] who have been begotten [ἐγεννήθησαν, egennēthēsan], not by blood, nor by the will of the flesh, nor by […]
People say that Calvinism is a dour, hard creed. How broad and comforting, they say, is the doctrine of a universal atonement, the doctrine that Christ died equally for all men there upon the cross! How narrow and harsh, they say, is this Calvinistic doctrine—one of the “five points” of Calvinism—this doctrine of the “limited […]