DID GOD RIG THE ELECTION? By Jack Cottrell

Someone on Facebook recently asked me the question, “What do you say to those who read Daniel 2:21 and say we did not have a choice in the [presidential] election?” Daniel 2:21 says that God “changes times and seasons; he … Continue reading

THE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON PAUL: WRIGHT IS WRONG

THE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON PAUL: WRIGHT IS WRONG JACK COTTRELL — 2ND EDITION – JUNE 2016 I begin with this caveat: I am not an expert on this subject. I am pursuing it because it is one of the most … Continue reading

Does Romans 9 Teach Calvinist Predestination?

DOES ROMANS 9 TEACH CALVINIST PREDESTINATION? Jack Cottrell – February 2015 QUESTION: I have a friend who argues that the story of Jacob and Esau supports the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. But Genesis 25:27-34 says that Esau forfeited his birthright … Continue reading

ELECTION, CALVINISM, AND THE BIBLE, PART TWO

ELECTION, CALVINISM, AND THE BIBLE, PART TWO by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 4:02pm In part one of this essay, I said that the Biblical language of election is used in several different senses or applied … 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

CRANBERRY JUICE IN THE LORD’S SUPPER?

CRANBERRY JUICE IN THE LORD’S SUPPER? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12:53pm QUESTION: Is it “necessary,” or is it just “tradition,” to use grape juice (or wine) for communion? Is “fruit of the vine” (Matt. … Continue reading

Sunday: The Church’s Special Day

Sunday: The Church’s Special Day by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 8:41pm SOMEONE HAS ASKED, “How do we get Sunday as a holy day?” I.e., why do we keep Sunday as the church’s special day, rather … Continue reading

Was Noah Unconditionally Predestined to Salvation?

Was Noah Unconditionally Predestined to Salvation? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 2:56pm QUESTION: What is your perspective on the “election” of Noah as it relates to the Calvinism vs. Arminianism debate? According to the Arminian … Continue reading

OT Judicial Killings

OT Judicial Killings by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Monday, September 7, 2009 at 3:20pm I received this query via e-mail: “A friend questions the morality of a God who condemns sin, specifically murder, yet orders mass killings in the Old … Continue reading