A New Series of Posts
These will just be dealt with and added to the series as I am so inspired.
There are many of these. In the comments of one of the posts below, Gayla brought up the idea that if faith is not a gift, then we can boast if we have faith. I assured her that this is a very popular thing to say. I even heard it from my own pastor via the pulpit some months back. Jonathan Moorhead has said it a few times. I have seen it all over the blogosphere and I know it is an idea in much Calvinist literature. However, I don't think it is a biblical thing to say. As I said to Gayla, I think it is taking a biblical idea against boasting in works and applying it to faith in an awkward, deformed way that is never done in the Bible regarding saving faith in the gospel. I wrote a whole post on that here and I am going to edit it a little bit and add it to my new series - maybe prominently in my sidebar.
Below you will find another post that is going to be a part of the new series.
Please feel free to add your ideas to the mix!
Some more titles to come for this series (which may or may not be re-postings of things already published)
- Isn't Any Other View of God's Working in Salvation an Anthropocentric Gospel?
- How can a DEAD Person Respond to God?
- Why Does One Person Believe and Another Doesn't?
- If Faith is not a Gift, Isn't there Room for Boasting?