Bible Reading Plan thoughts: The Terrible Duty of Truth

Our Bible Reading Plan for today brings us to some difficult Psalms, Psalms 9-11. I love these Psalms where David exhorts to God for justice, for the wicked to perish, for nations that rebel to be put down. In today's loving and tolerant climate, such imprecations are seen as unworthy of the Christian. But they're …

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Throwback Thursday: He will open the door and He will close the door

This essay was first published on The End Time in December 2011. Do you take the Lord's power and grace for granted? Have you diminished His Holiness in your mind? Many people in this day and age have. How do I know? They think the Lord will somehow relent, and allow everyone into heaven after …

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Predestination means people are elected as vessels of wrath, too. Part 2

The verse to consider today is from Romans 9:21-24 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels …

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Predestination means people are elected as vessels of wrath, too. Part 1

A few days ago I'd posted an essay about predestination. This is the doctrine where the Bible teaches that God is completely sovereign over everything that happens, including individual salvations. He elects people to salvation, independently and apart from foreknowledge of any decision they make. It's all His grace, and not our decision. People dislike …

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