But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Truth Unchanging - Apologetic Report
Friday, 17 August 2018 13:42

The Israel of God

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Now available on Amazon Kindle, The Israel of God by Randy Seiver

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 10:52

Not Willing That Any Should Perish–2 Peter 3:9

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It seems that every time a person mentions the concept of divine election, a non-Calvinist will feel compelled to “quote” a portion of 2 Peter 3:9 in support of the idea that it is God’s intention for everyone to be saved. There are several questions I would like to propose to...

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Sunday, 29 July 2018 00:39

Love’s Condescension

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When Jesus knew the hour had come That he should make his way back home, He took a towel and left his seat To wash his people’s filthy feet.

‘twas greater condescension still, Though being in the form of God, He stooped to do his Father’s will And bore his people’s sinful...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:57

BATTLEGROUND PASSAGES

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“Battleground Passages,” An Exposition of Pivotal Passages in the Monergist-Synergist Debate, by Randy Seiver is now available at Amazon Kindle. This book offers a contextual and exegetical consideration of major...

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If there is any question in anyone’s mind about Paul’s meaning in verses eight and nine, what he has written in verse ten makes it abundantly clear. First, notice that the purpose clause “in order that no one should boast” and the words “we are his handiwork/created...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 03:01

If God is For Us

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In Romans 8:31, Paul asks his readers to begin to draw encouraging conclusions and he does so by asking a series of rhetorical questions intended to lead them to rejoice in the absolute certainty of their final glorification. It should not escape our attention that he does so, not by asking...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 01:58

The Real Issue in Gospel Preaching

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One of the great problems with modern “evangelism” is that it attempts to deal with the wrong issue. The question with which most evangelistic conversations seem to begin is “Do you want to go to heaven when you die?” Then, the “mark” is told that...Read more

Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:27

The Nature of God’s Saving Work

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God’s ultimate purpose in the work of salvation is the restoration of what Adam lost when he sinned in the garden. The reason the apostle Paul was so excited about preaching the gospel to both Jews and Gentiles was that he knew the gospel was God’s prescription for dealing with the...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:15

To Know the Love of Christ

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To know the love of Christ, my Lord,

Who rescued me and holds me fast,

Will be my highest treasure here,

Until I see his face at last.  

That love above all loves below,

Its width and depth and height unknown,

Will far exceed my knowledge here

Until I see him on his throne.

 

To know him thus,...

Thursday, 08 February 2018 02:38

Loved to the Uttermost

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Have you ever noticed that the same chapter in which Jesus told Peter he was going to betray him before the night was over, begins by telling us that Jesus, having loved his own who were in the world, loved them to the end or to the uttermost? [see Jn. 13:1] As we continue to read the Fourth...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 21:57

Reason’s Obituary

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I just listened to a few minutes of a Youtube video in which the speaker was arguing against the idea that God has chosen a people for himself and predestined those people and those alone to inherit everlasting life. After listening to what this man had to say, I concluded that the ability to...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 23:44

“Free Grace” Hijacked.

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I want to thank one of our readers, Dan Huston, for pointing out that in my booklet, Burning Straw Dummies, available at http://www.amazon.com/author/randyseiver, I have used the term “free grace believer” to refer to those who believe in the free and sovereign grace of God, and that...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 22:04

Covenant Theology vs. New Covenant Theology

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The following is a brief answer to a question posed by a man who has recently come to understand Reformed Theology.  He asked me to help him understand the difference between Covenant Theology and New Covenant Theology.  This answer does not by any means exhaust the differences between...

Sunday, 31 July 2016 14:15

Before the Throne of God Above

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Before the throne of God above I have a strong, a perfect plea; A great High Priest, whose name is Love, who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on his hands, my name is written on his heart; I know that while in heaven he stands no tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within, Upward

Sunday, 19 June 2016 16:41

Unless the Father Who Has Sent Me Should Draw Him Featured

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In John 6: 36-45, there are many important lessons for us to learn about the saving work of the Father and the Son. Jesus has revealed these important truths against the backdrop of a quite telling statement in verse 36 of this chapter. Having revealed himself to his hearers as the bread of life, he has confronted them with their unbelief and that

Friday, 03 June 2016 15:36

Identifying the Authentic Gospel

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There is no more important issue than the precision of our gospel presentation. We may stumble in our understanding of secondary and tertiary issues without eternal consequences, but if we err in our gospel proclamation, we not only endanger the souls of those who hear us, but we will personally encounter God’s judgment. Paul wrote to the

Saturday, 12 March 2016 12:43

Calvinistic Evangelism–Conclusion

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The broad conclusion we can draw from this study is that one’s doctrine matters. We act as we do because we believe as we do. The modern church has bought the lie that doctrine is unimportant, and this capitulation has rendered devastating effects. It seems many evangelicals are content if the message they hear from the pulpit bears a faint

 

It has been a common practice among some who call themselves “free grace” believers who teach the doctrine of OSAS [Once Saved Always Saved], to make the conferring of assurance on their evangelistic conquests a part of the evangelistic process. The purpose of this brief chapter is to examine not only that practice but also the

The Nature of Repentance and Faith

The Issues in This Discussion

Saved from What?

Since our evangelistic message calls sinners to repent and believe, it is essential that we understand the nature of repentance and faith. As a background for the subject matter I will cover here, I would suggest that you review the chapter on the nature and purpose of

 

In this chapter, I want to examine what place, if any, the preaching of God’s law has in the proclamation of the evangelistic message. What do we find in the biblical record concerning this question? Did the apostles first proclaim God’s law in their evangelistic message? If so, did they always do so?

Law Defined

We should never

Many have posited what they call the doctrine of prevenient grace which, according to their view, universally grants the power of “libertarian free will.” Many in our day who posit a synergistic view of conversion are not even aware of the concept of prevenient grace but believe sinners possess the ability in themselves to respond

Exegetical Evidence Continued

Propitiation Vindicates God’s Righteousness (Romans 3:24-26)

 

In the first two and a half chapters of his Epistle to the Romans, Paul has labored to demonstrate the universal need for justification before God. His argument has emphasized the vast gulf that exists between God’s unsullied holiness and

 

There is perhaps no issue that impacts our evangelistic proclamation as deeply as that of the nature of Christ’s redeeming work. Those who believe in salvific synergism, i.e., that salvation results from a combination of God’s work and the sinner’s cooperation with him, have insisted that we cannot proclaim the gospel

Sunday, 03 January 2016 14:28

What Kind of Love is This?

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I recently received the following post on a discussion site I have been visiting. I thought it might be helpful to post it and the following answer here,

The negative way my rant may have come across as reveals my frustration as a believer who is struggling with who this God is. What sort of love is this that the God of the universe has to give the

If we adhere to the biblical pattern for evangelism, our understanding of this doctrine will make little difference in the content of our message. If we preach only what the apostles preached, we will be on solid ground. Still, an understanding of God’s eternal purpose in the salvation of an elect people will not only enable us to understand

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