The Calvinist and Arminian that went to Hell

This post is a continuation from something I wrote earlier this week that can be found here (Arminians, Not Pagans). The reactions to my last post varied, for some it was a helpful correction and for others it was condescending. To clear some things up, the post was intended for Calvinists, not necessarily Arminians, although I did expect some to read it. This post like the first, is intended for Calvinists, although I expect Arminians to read it as well…. Read more

Do Women Regret Their Abortions Enough?

Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from evangelist, Tony Miano. Tony is a retired twenty-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (1987-2007). From 2008 to mid-2012, Tony served at Living Waters in many capacities and co-hosted almost 400 episodes of Living Waters’ live, web-based program, “On the Box, with Ray Comfort.” Currently, Tony’s writing is featured on the Cross Encounters blog (www.CrossEncounters.us). To learn more about Tony click here. Some people, especially women, will read the title of this article, see… Read more

What is Premillennialism?

“Premillennialism comes from a term that means, literally, “before the thousand years”. Thus, it is essentially a way of interpreting Revelation 20, which six times mentions a period of a thousand years, during which Satan is bound and believers reign with Christ. Premillennialists believe that Christ will return and establish his Kingdom on earth, and that he will be visibly present for a thousand years, reigning over all the earth in an age of peace and prosperity. Then, after this… Read more

Interview – Why Megan and Grace Phelps left Westboro Baptist Church

The following is an interview CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi did with Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper and David Abitbol. If you have followed this story at all, I would encourage you to listen to this interview. I found it very moving at times as you can hear the heart of Megan and Grace come through as they speak. Doctrine matters. What we say online matters. Megan started questioning the doctrines of Westboro Baptist from a conversation on Twitter. Let this be a… Read more

Arminians, Not Pagans

We Reformed folk have made some grave errors, and I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m not sure how it exactly comes about, but let me suggest that we become puffed up in our knowledge of God’s grace and then unknowingly look down on others that don’t *know* the same doctrines we know. I’ve sinned in this area and have had to repent to my Arminian brothers and sisters. To expand a bit more on this, let me give… Read more

What is Postmillennialism?

“Postmillennialism” comes from a term that means, literally, “after the thousand years”. Thus, it is essentially a way of interpreting Revelation 20, which six times mentions a period of a thousand years, during which Satan is bound and believers reign with Christ. Postmillennialists believe that Christ will return after a future golden age of prosperity on the earth, during which time the gospel will have been fruitful in all the world, bringing peace and security to all. Postmillennialists look to… Read more

What is Amillennialism?

“Amillennialism” comes from a term that means, literally, “no thousand years”. Thus, it is essentially a way of interpreting Revelation 20, which six times mentions a period of a thousand years, during which Satan is bound and believers reign with Christ. Amillennialists believe that there will be no future thousand-year period of time when the Kingdom of God will be visibly flourishing in the world, and the whole earth will be fruitful and at peace. Speaking symbollically like the rest of… Read more

C.S. Lewis’ Life Shaped the World of Narnia

World renowned Christian theologian, historian, biochemist and professor Alister McGrath has written a new book on the life of C.S. Lewis called, C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. I was born in the late 80’s so I grew up with my Dad reading to my brother and me the Narnia books. It wasn’t long after that the movies started coming out. I think it would be fair to say my earliest childhood memories of an author I particularly… Read more

Would Jesus be on Facebook if He walked the earth today?

I live in Canada, a country that used to hold the title of “world’s heaviest internet user”. The average Canadian in 2011 would spend 45 hours online every month. In 2012 that number decreased to 41 hours per month which has led our neighbours to the south taking our title at 43 hours online per month. Canada has a population of 35 million and 26 million of those have the internet. Of the 26 million that have the internet, nearly… Read more

Your sins are done away with!

Hebrews 9:28 – so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. I’m reading through Hebrews right now and I read this passage last night. There are two things I want to encourage you with today: 1. If you are saved, if you are in Christ, your sins are done away with! Your record is clean because… Read more