Casting Lots?

What is “casting lots” and should we practice it today to discern God’s will? In Acts 1, Judas’ replacement was determined by certain criteria. Only two men qualified. So they cast lots to determine who should take Judas’ place. Remember that Acts is a transitional book. In chapter 1, the Holy Spirit has not yet … Continue reading Casting Lots?

Israel’s Remnant

Timeless truth about the remnant being saved. While God sovereignly chose a nation to be set apart, He also chose the way of salvation. He set aside Israel and He predetermined that salvation would be by faith. So, only a “remnant” of those “chosen” were actually saved. Why didn’t all of Israel become saved since … Continue reading Israel’s Remnant

Nothing to brag about…

Timeless truths about bragging. With all the debate about HOW a person is saved, Paul clarifies and settles for all time the very nature of salvation in Romans 4. The entire book is written to explain the Gospel. Abraham is the perennial Patriarch of the Old Testament. How was he saved? He did nothing to … Continue reading Nothing to brag about…