The Solas Part 2: Defending Sola Gratia

In a sense, sola gratia is a step behind sola fide. Yes, you are saved only by faith and not your works, but where did that faith come from? Are we expected to discover or develop it ourselves? This was significant in the protestant reformation for much the same reason as sola fide. Reformers like Martin Luther argued that scripture is clear. Our salvation does not come by works, and no pope or indulgence will change that. It is only by the grace of God and his gift of faith that we can be saved.

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Quick Challenge Answer: Why did God Create Satan?

Quick Challenge Answer: What is Molinism?

Lessons from Joker Part 2: We Get What We Deserve.

While Joker presents a world with no heroes, it did get one thing right. Everyone is broken in this world, and has the guilt of their own sin. Maybe we don’t snap and murder people who have wronged us, but that’s not the standard of good that Jesus gave us.

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Does God’s Omniscience Eliminate Free Will?

Does God’s Omniscience Eliminate Free Will? I hear this challenge often.  How can Christians claim that they have free will if God already knows the outcome of the events?  Wouldn’t this make the events pre-determined, and therefore out of our control?  Is God just a Divine puppet master? And if we are not in making free will decisions, […]

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