John Newton and God’s Amazing Grace
As the idea of doctrinal and theological retrieval has risen in prominence, what then is theological retrieval? What exactly are we seeking to “retrieve”—and why?
The evangelization of the Roman Empire is one of the remarkable chapters in the history of the church. Behind the story of Christianity’s transformation from an overlooked and misunderstood sect to the official religion of the Empire stands an important question: why did Christianity gain such prominence in the Roman Empire? It is inaccurate and simplistic to point to Constantine’s conversion and the Edict of Milan as the primary answer to this question.
Note: This post concludes Amy's series on Roman Catholic and Reformed Protestant views of justification. Find previous posts in this series below.
Does God want us to be certain of our salvation?
“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” Saint Paul wrote, “for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13).
Henry ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia and the Birth of Christian Missions in the Hawaiian Islands
A Troubled Childhood
Among professing Christians in America, there is perhaps no word, and the reality to which it refers, more used and abused than grace. Space only allows us to glance at the subject, but understand this: There is an application of God’s grace that actually saves the people whom he chooses to save. If he didn’t make the choice to save some, we would all get his justice and be damned. Only God by his mercy and grace saves, and no person has a claim upon God, otherwise there would be neither mercy nor grace. Let us focus upon God’s grace.