Suffering and Election

The following is from John Calvin's commentary on Isaiah 14.It will be asked, Was there a period during which God had no compassion? Undoubtedly, he always had compassion; but while the people were distressed by heavy calamities, it was not perceived; for, having their minds previously occupied with a view of God's anger, and, judging... Continue Reading →

A Response to a Supposed Calvinist Dilemma

This post is going to be in response to a supposed critique of Calvinism, using Acts 13:48 and a popular Calvinist interpretation of it. The source came from Twitter, where I saw this image shared:The passage in question is this:When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and... Continue Reading →

The Calling of Matthew

As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him. [Matthew 9:9]Some time ago, a friend and I were having a Bible study over Skype, and, while going through the book of Matthew,... Continue Reading →

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