If God has already predestined all those who will be saved, what is the purpose of evangelism? Dr. Sproul answers this common question as he teaches us the proper response the church ought to have to “The Divine Initiative.” [Ligonier Ministries] https://youtu.be/FwjD6jBsx8g
“When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” Then [Jesus] said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them.” (Luke 21:8–13, NIV 1984).
“In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so…
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We are familiar with the story of Jesus walking on water during a dark, stormy night and granting Peter’s bold request to join him.
Bible teachers point to Peter’s lack of focusing on Christ as the cause of him sinking underneath the waves.
Even though this lesson is true, believers may miss another important lesson from this story.
At least Peter got out of the boat!
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originally posted by Jayson D. Bradley Jayson, I have a good atheist friend that I have known for 26 years. (Guess what I feel guilty that he hasn’t become a Christian yet). Last week we were having quite a heated debate about whether the Bible was “God’s Word.” He kept getting very upset … Continue reading Ask Jayson: How Can I Convince My Atheist Friend?