Doctrines of Grace

Whosoever Will, Before the Foundation of the World

Years ago, I attended a Baptist history conference where the pastor preached against election. He said that every time the word “elect” was used in the Bible, it was referring to the Jews. He made a pretty good case for it, too. In fact, I was convinced. I am blessed to have a husband who… Continue reading Whosoever Will, Before the Foundation of the World

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Popular Myths About Grace

There is a lot of misinformation about the Doctrines of Grace available in the online world. I realize that in any theological discussion, there are often two people (or twenty) who agree on the main points, but disagree on minor ones. I cannot speak for anyone but myself. Before you shrug me off as a… Continue reading Popular Myths About Grace

Doctrines of Grace

What To Do When Your Husband Becomes a Heretic {Part 2}

Previously on Valerie Write Now: Part 1. Step 8: Decide to do a bit of research on the topic of Calvinism before discussing it again. Obviously, your husband has been reading and studying the subject for some time. You need more than whining and pleading to convince him of his error.  Since you save everything, go… Continue reading What To Do When Your Husband Becomes a Heretic {Part 2}

Doctrines of Grace

What To Do When Your Husband Becomes a Heretic {Part 1}

You hear your husband utter the following words:  “Honey, I think that Calvinism might be the truth.” Step 1: Pause to see if he might be joking. Realize he isn’t. Allow panic to seize your body. Tremble. Feel your heart rate rapidly increase. Begin to hyperventilate, hold on to a chair or any stable object as… Continue reading What To Do When Your Husband Becomes a Heretic {Part 1}