"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)


  • Rev. John Samson
  • Rev. David Thommen (URC)
  • John Hendryx
  • Marco Gonzalez

    We are a community of confessing believers who love the gospel of Jesus Christ, affirm the Biblical and Christ-exalting truths of the Reformation such as the five solas, the doctrines of grace, monergistic regeneration, and the redemptive historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures.


    Community Websites

    Monergism Books on Facebook


    Latest Posts



    Ministry Links

  • « Book Review: The Fear of God, by Arnold L. Frank | Main | "He gave gifts to men" (Eph 4:8) »

    Dr. Steven J. Lawson Defines the Doctrines of Grace

    A brief excerpt (below) from the Iron Sharpens Iron radio program at as Chris Arnzen interviews Dr. Steve J. Lawson.
    HT: Nathan W. Bingham

    Posted by John Samson on August 19, 2009 02:24 PM


    Just as many of you, I heard the tragic news on Monday that world renowned, beloved comedian & award-winning actor Robin Williams committed suicide, at 63, apparently by asphyxia.

    If anyone would like to share with others the free downloadable MP3 of an excellent radio interview I conducted 6 years ago on this very sensitive issue, especially since the topic of suicide is bound to be spoken of frequently by Christians & the lost alike in the days to come, feel free to pass on this link for "SUICIDE: A Christian Response": Pastor Bill Shishko on Iron Sharpens Iron (2-13-08):

    One comforting note is that I know reliable eyewitnesses who are aware that Robin over the years has investigated Christianity, & has visited, off & on, Biblically solid churches in CA, NYC & Canada. A Baptist friend (who he met at a mutual friend's funeral years ago) actually accompanied Robin to rehab, at Robin's request.

    Whether or not he ever truly embraced Christ & His Gospel may be only known to him & to God.

    In His grip,

    Chris Arnzen
    Cruciform Christian Media
    (631) 291-7002

    Post a comment

    Please enter the letter "c" in the field below: