Tom Oates is rector of Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham, Massachusetts. His idea of an evangelism tract would be a a card on which was written three statements: He said that most unbelievers will agree with the first two statements,
One of the biggest false doctrines taught today is that believers in the church do not need to hear the gospel!
All mankind – not only Christians – have a personal relationship with God. One group is in a relationship of grace and mercy, while the other group is in a relationship of wrath and judgment.
This picture of Jesus knocking at the door of the church in Laodicea is likened to a husband knocking on the door of the bedchamber, entreating his wife to open the door to her beloved so they may restore their fellowship.
Jeremiah 29:11 is not a promise to the man on the street that God loves him, that “God has a wonderful plan for his life.”
In Joshua 24:15, what choices were Joshua presenting to Israel when he told them, “Choose this day whom you will serve. . .”
Greg Laurie believes in predestinationâ€”but one in which man predestines himself! He is the one who “changes his own life” by seeking God on his own will “to find eternal life.” Listen also to Mike Horton as he answers the question, “Who Saves Who?”
“Apart from election, no one will be saved because we are all totally depraved. Election compels evangelism. Election leads to holiness. Rejecting particular redemption leads to a confusion among the Persons of the Trinity in the work of salvation.” — Dr. Joel R. Beeke
Dr. Scott Clark asks, “Really? How would anyone know? What constitutes â€œfulfillingâ€ the Great Commission?” It seems that some people like Douglass have special knowledge (gnosis) of God’s eternal mind and plan.
Hanna Rosin, Atlantic Monthly contributor, analyzes “Christian” pop culture together with Daniel Radosh’s book Rapture Ready! Above is an excerpt of her post.