"...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)

TULIP series

B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries of Laredo, Texas is currently making a series of podcasts available on the doctrines of grace (the so called TULIP acrostic). Here (below) are the finished podcasts so far.

1. The Sovereignty of God - Dr. John Frame:

2. Total Depravity - Pastor Jeff Durbin, Apologia Church, Tempe, AZ:

3. Unconditional Election - Pastor John Samson, King's Church, Peoria, AZ:

4. Limited Atonement - Dr. James White, Alpha & Omega Ministries:

April 25, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Jesus - The True Temple

Spiritual blindness is our moral, fallen condition (in Adam) and this is no more apparent than in the reaction of the Jews to Jesus' cleansing of the temple. And yet, without the work of the Holy Spirit, all of us are also blind to the truth, even when the truth is standing right in front of us.

Text: John 2:18-22

April 22, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Unconditional Election

I was interviewed yesterday for a BRIDGE radio podcast on the subject of unconditional election (the "U" in the well known acrostic TULIP). Guest teachers in the series so far include Dr. John Frame and Jeff Durbin, and will be followed by Dr. James White, and Dr. Joel Beeke.

Here's a link to yesterday's podcast.

- JS

April 20, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Exposing the Word of Faith (Youtube)

B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries writes: "John Samson joins BRIDGE Radio again to give the testimony of his time and immersion in the word of faith movement for many years before leaving. John was not only a prosperity preacher but also a TBN host who was friends with well-known figures of the movement. We address the word of faith’s false teaching of the 'little gods' doctrine, faith healing (1 Peter 1:24), and the right to riches as a Christian (John 10:10; Romans 8:32). John says, 'I feel so much regret over being so caught up in this thing for years… and it is a comfort to my soul to perhaps be used to pull even one soul out of this deception…' and 'This doctrine of the word of faith cannot stand up to Biblical scrutiny and Biblical context!' You will not want to miss this episode!"

April 17, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Beyond Doubt!

This recording is a project I have been working on for quite some time, seeking to answer the question, "How can we know the Bible is the word of God?"

April 10, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink