About This Blog

I am a Sovereign Grace gospel preacher who is very concerned about the present state, not only of false “christianity” but also watered down Sovereign Grace (Calvinism) what seemingly has turned into what some call “Moderate” or “Low Calvinism.” This has become a very gradual change but a change nonetheless. The has been and still yet exists much misinformation and or disinformation about what Supralapsarianism is and is not. Some automatically equate it with “Hyper-Calvinism.” This and more will be discussed in these pages. Please, if you too are concerned, join this movement to restore among God’s churches, a proper view of our LORD where He is: High and lifted up as Sovereign LORD of all. Get involved.

11 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. Bryan Wanman Says:

    I’ll contact you via gmail in a few minutes, but I had no idea this site even existed

  2. I published in 1997 Twisse’s Examination of Cotton from the 1643 copy. Still have some in hard copy . Let me know if you would like a copy?

  3. I read on your blog that you would hold that Jerry Falwell was, in your words, a “false prophet”. Do you believe that any “Christian” not holding to equal ultimacy, or at the very least limited atonement, is actually an unsaved person? To wit, would you hold that believing in these positions is necessary to be saved? Or perhaps that they are not necessary in order to be saved, but would be the irresistibly necessary outcome of a belief system within a regenerated person, and so much so that not to believe them would be an absolute proof of one’s lack of salvation?

  4. God has blessed me through your work. I want to keep updated on your writings.

  5. Although I’m not a fan of the baptist denial of the two covenants and of their rejection of paedobaptism, this blog does contribute something valuable to the conversation regarding the supralapsarian/infralapsarian debate. I tend to side with the supralapsarian view.

    I’m just wondering why there have been no posts made for 2010?

    Sincerely yours in Christ,

    Charlie J. Ray

  6. Hi, pastor!
    I’m a supralapsarian, in the sense that I think God planned the redemption of His elect church in Christ and the punishment of the reproved people (in logic order) before He decreed fall and creation.
    –Sorry for the poor English I have.
    My question is: What is the difference (if any) between the “classic” (historical) supralapsarianism of Beza or Twisse and the today’s supralapsarianism of Clark or Cheung?
    Some calvinistic christians says ther is a great difference on both, specialy in respect to the relation of God with sin. They says, the modern supralapsarianism is “anti-reformed” because it makes God the metaphysical cause of sin, and so, denies the free agency of creatures.
    I’ll be anxious to receive you answer!
    Fredi Sosa,
    from Paraguay

    –A second question: It is true that God loves all the people as Creator but not as Saviour? (“common grace”) I think Kuyper, being supralapsarian, believed in this.

    • Fredisosa,
      Thank you for your comment and your interest in the subject. I will get some of my friends to help me out here at add more. Some put it this way when the speak of supralapsarianism – that God used the Fall of Man as a means to get to His glorious end of the cross of Christ. I do not believe in “free agency” as a consistent Absolute Predestinarian. I can see it no other way. I always get accused of making God the “Author of sin”. I expect that from people. It does not worry me. God is who He is and He does ALL His pleasure without worrying what Man replies against Him. I especially am not concerned about people thinking I am anti-Reformed since the truth of the absolute sovereignty of God didn’t not start with the Reformation. Besides that I do not hold to the Reformed view of infant baptism and other such traditions they hold to. I reject “common grace” outright and think it is wicked. They are a few articles I wrote on this blog that show my position on that as well. I will ask some of my friends who have read more than me to respond to your points on comparing some of the authors you mentioned. Thank you again. My main site is http://www.gospeldefense.com if you are interested in other sovereign grace issues.

  7. David Bishop Says:

    Beza:
    1. God’s decree to glorify himself through the election of some and the reprobation of others
    2. God’s decree to create the elect and reprobate
    3. God’s decree that all men would fall
    4. God’s decree to provide salvation for the elect through Jesus Christ.

    Clark:
    1. God’s decree to some men to salvation in Christ and to elect other men to reprobation
    2. God’s decree to apply Christ’s redemptive benefits to the elect .
    3. God’s decree to redeem the elect by the cross
    4. God’s decree that all men should fall.
    5. God’s decree to create the world and all men.

    The difference is the addition of the decree to redeem the elect by the cross. This addition came less by Clark though, than it did by Gomarus. Arminius had been saying God decreed to adopt and justify “the faithful”. Gomarus fought back, arguing that this was an attempt to make faith a condition of election. It was only natural then that we clarify by adding the decree to redeem the elect by the cross rather than by some free will choice.

  8. David Bishop Says:

    I should probably note that Beza did not deny God’s decree to redeem the elect by the cross. He just assumed it though. Arminius tried to exploit this assumption. Sadly, the Dutch infralapsarians did not think it was important, even when Arminius’ followers joined forces with the Roman Catholic Church during the Thirty Years War in order to try to overthrow the newly reformed Dutch churches. Today, point #3 is what the entire debate comes down to – God’s decree to redeem the elect by the cross. Arminians and Lutherans want us to say that God decreed to redeem the faithful by the cross.

  9. Just found your site – and am thrilled. I too am a “Supra” May the Lord bless you in this work.

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