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

Ryken v. Ryken: Calvinist Inconsistency in Light of Billy Graham’s Gospel

Dr. Philip Ryken, former senior pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia is now president of Wheaton College.  He believes that Calvinism is the biblical gospel and longs for it to be the pervasive soteriology in the evangelical church.  He writes,                “We long for the evangelical church to rediscover a theology of grace.  Reformed … Continue reading Ryken v. Ryken: Calvinist Inconsistency in Light of Billy Graham’s Gospel