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God made man good and very good (Genesis 1:31). He made man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27). In this condition man was without sin. God put man in the garden...

When man fell into sin and died the death of separation from God, he also fell under the wrath of God (John 3:36; Romans 5:9; Romans 9:22; Ephesians 2:3; I Thessalonians...

When man fell into sin his nature became corrupt. By this we mean that his disposition, his desires, his appetites became prone to evil. Man’s very nature — his very instinct,...

Every part of a spiritually dead sinner is affected by sin. Since this is a very misunderstood subject, let us see what we do not mean by the above statement. We...

Salvation is entirely by the grace of God. The Bible tells us, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:...

Our assignment for this time is to read “Dead Men Can’t See” by Bro. Zack Guess. This is a study of the truth contained in I Corinthians 2:14. After reading this,...

When man became dead in sins, every part of him was affected. Therefore, there is no part of man that is able to respond to God while man is in this...

Our assignment for this time is to read the pamphlet “What Does the Bible Say About Election?” by Eld. Zack Guess. After reading this, let us answer the following questions: Questions...

Our assignment is to continue to read the pamphlet “What Does the Bible Say About Election?” by Bro. Zack Guess. As we read this, let us answer the following questions: Questions...

Our assignment is to continue to read the pamphlet “What Does the Bible Say About Election” by Bro. Zack Guess. As we read this, let us answer the following questions: Questions...

Our assignment is to continue to read “What Does the Bible Say About Election?” As we read, let us answer the following questions: Questions 1. If someone said the doctrine of...

We can see God manifesting His purpose of election down through the centuries. Even in the second generation of mankind, Abel was a man of faith and Cain was of the...

God does just exactly what He wants to do. This is plain from Daniel 4:35. So if God wanted to save all men it is certain that all men would be...

We have been studying the doctrine of election. Election itself actually saved no one; it only marked out particular sinners (the elect) for salvation. Those chosen by the Father were given...

The simple fact is that Christ simply did not die for all men. He did not intend to save all men or He would have done so. He certainly has enough...

Redemption from sin was accomplished by the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus Christ. This happened nearly two thousand years ago. Therefore, when we talk about redemption, we are talking...

We have already stated that the doctrine of Particular Redemption teaches that Christ died for the elect and the elect only. Christ did not die for any that would perish in...

There are some Scriptures which seem at first glance to support the idea of universal redemption. But the Bible doesn’t contradict itself and teach particular redemption in some places and universal...

In the following lesson, we will continue to examine some Scriptures which are used by some to teach the doctrine of universal redemption. I. “And he is the propitiation for our...

There are some passages of Scripture where the use of the words “all,” “every man” etc. are thought by some to teach universal redemption. But as was the case with the...

In our previous studies, we have examined some Scriptures which, at first glance and isolated from other Scriptures, seem to some people to teach universal redemption. In each case, we have...

In this study, we will examine one passage of Scripture which Arminians, Universalists, and others use to teach the doctrine of General or Universal Atonement. We have not studied all such...

In this study we will examine II Peter 3:9 and endeavor to obtain the correct meaning:“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering...

This will be our final study on the subject of Particular Redemption. Most of the studies have been devoted to a defense of this doctrine against those who advocate Universal Redemption...

Having considered the subjects Man Dead in Sins, Unconditional Election, and Particular Redemption, we now come to study the subject of Irresistible Grace. Long before we reached this point, we parted...

It needs to be pointed out that if the truths that we have previously studied be true, then the truth of irresistible grace must necessarily follow. For example, one cannot maintain...

The great majority of Christians believe in gospel regeneration. They believe that a person must hear and believe the gospel (or at least read the Word of God) in order to...

When we speak of irresistible grace, we mean that when God moves in power to bring salvation to a sinner, that this power cannot be resisted–it is always effectual. Those who...

Our assignment this time is to read God's Drawing Power by Zack Guess and to answer the following questions: 1. Give five examples from the New Testament of the use of...

There is much misunderstanding in the religious world about “faith” or “belief.” Many preachers will say that salvation is by grace but that a person must “put his trust in Jesus...

In our last study sheet, we considered Scriptures which spoke of “faith,” “believe,” etc. In them we saw that faith is a gift of God, given in the new birth, and...

In the last few study sheets, we have considered the subject of “saving faith.” In this sheet we will conclude our study of this subject with some very sound comments from...

We have studied the doctrine of “Irresistible Grace” for several study sheets now. We have seen that this means that God’s grace cannot be resisted when He operates by the Holy...

We will consider now the question of the gospel. Many people who believe in the irresistible grace of God think this work is accomplished by the preaching of the gospel. In...

We have previously studied that regeneration is a direct work of the Holy Spirit while conversion is a work of the gospel (the preached or written word). Before we examine the...

We come now to the final point in our study of the doctrine of the salvation of God’s people. We have studied the truths of Total Depravity (Mankind Dead in Sins),...

In the last study sheet we examined article one of the chapter “Of Perseverance of the Saints” from the London Confession of Faith of 1689. In this study sheet we will...

In the previous two study sheets we have examined the London Confession of Faith as it dealt with “Of the Perseverance of the Saints.” In this study sheet we will examine...

It is important to remember that the child of God will overcome the world by his God-given Faith: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the...

In the last lesson in our little book I would like to further study the relationship between Preservation and Perseverance. To state again the doctrine of Preservation, we say that this...

Preservation and Perseverance as Sung by the Saints Introductory note: it is a very interesting phenomenon that in religion the songs that people sing usually reflect their beliefs. This is as...

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