“My Hope America” – Reflections on Two Incompatible Gospels

On November 7, 2013 the Fox News Channel aired the “My Hope America” special in which Billy Graham confidently proclaimed the gospel message.[1]  A key element of his message was “God loves you.”  If this is truly a proclamation of God’s Word, then it expressed the truth about God’s disposition of love to all who … Continue reading “My Hope America” – Reflections on Two Incompatible Gospels

A Christian’s Reflections on an Election in America

Introduction             The title I originally chose for this article was “Christian Reflections on an American Election.”  But being presently convinced - for reasons that I will give below - that there was very little about our 2020 Presidential election that was truly “American,” I changed the title to “Christian Reflections on an Election in … Continue reading A Christian’s Reflections on an Election in America

The Friends of Israel, the Sovereignty of God and Election

Introduction             Although the controversy over God’s sovereignty and election in relation with human freedom and responsibility goes back to Augustine (354 – 430 A.D.), it is typically set in terms of the Reformation era debate between Calvinism and Arminianism.  Generally speaking, the doctrine of divine sovereignty is understood as God ruling or reigning over … Continue reading The Friends of Israel, the Sovereignty of God and Election