MUST ONE BELIEVE JESUS IS GOD IN ORDER TO BE SAVED?

QUESTION: Does true saving faith in Jesus Christ necessarily include believing that he is God in the flesh? Must one believe that Jesus is God in order to be saved? Can one deny his deity and still be saved? ANSWER: … Continue reading

An Escape from Calvinism

AN ESCAPE FROM CALVINISM: YOUNG, RESTLESS, NO LONGER REFORMED A Book by AUSTIN FISCHER Reviewed by Jack Cottrell, August 2014 Austin Fischer is not yet 30 years old, but he has experienced a very interesting theological pilgrimage which he describes … Continue reading

Does God’s Foreknowledge Negate Man’s Free Will?

QUESTION. It seems to me that divine foreknowledge does not eliminate human free will, but several people that I know believe that it does. They say that if God knows what will happen tomorrow, that means it is an established … Continue reading

ELECTION, CALVINISM, AND THE BIBLE, PART ONE

ELECTION, CALVINISM, AND THE BIBLE, PART ONE by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:58pm QUESTION: The New Testament speaks of God as “choosing” or “electing” us, and Christians are called “the chosen ones” or “the elect.” … Continue reading

Can a Christian Who Falls Away Ever Become Saved Again?

Can a Christian Who Falls Away Ever Become Saved Again? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 3:49pm QUESTION: I understand that a true, saved believer can “fall from grace” and become lost; but can such a … Continue reading

Can a God of Love Be a Jealous God?

Can a God of Love Be a Jealous God? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3:23pm QUESTION: If God is love, why does He say He is a jealous God? ANSWER: One of the biggest mistakes … Continue reading

Describing God

Describing God by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2:09pm QUESTION: How would you describe God? ANSWER: I appreciate the questioner’s wanting me to “describe God,” but I must confess that a thorough answer to this question … Continue reading

WHY DO CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS?

WHY DO CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 8:37am SHOULD CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS? AN INQUIRER WRITES: “We are studying prayer in our small group. I remember a conversation that came up … Continue reading