Welcome, come submissively for Theology is an empty vessel without grace in the heart.

This is designed to be a Christ focused expository look at common questions and basic biblical and theological terms. I wish for us to examine in the simplest terms, so even I can comprehend, as they are expounded upon in the bible, answers to foundations of sound doctrine and look towards the single focus of glorifying God.

I pray that we come humblily to His Word and He opens our hearts to His message and blinds us to our ignorance. In Jesus name, Amen…

June 03, 2004

Why a man is Saved? by CH Spurgeon

If you are asked why a man is saved, the only Scriptural answer is- “Sovereign grace” — grace, unmoved by anything in the creature, flowing spontaneously from the mighty depths of the divine heart. The answer is this– because God willed it that way. “He will have mercy on whom he will have mercy, and he will have compassion on whom he will have compassion.” “It is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.”

If any man is saved, it is not because he willed to be saved. If any man be brought to Christ, it is not of any effort of his, but the root, the cause, the motive of the salvation of any one human being, and of all the chosen in heaven, is to be found in the predestinating purpose and sovereign distinguishing will of the Lord our God. It is God who quickens the souls of those who believe. If men be saved all the glory must be unto God from first to last, and not an atom nor a particle attributed to the goodness, or the power, or the will of the creature.

This is a doctrine which some people have not learned very fully yet, but they will have to learn it if they are God’s people. Jonah, you know, had never learned it from the schools, but when the Lord got him in the whale's belly, at the bottom of the sea, with the weeds wrapped about his head, then it was that he said, “Salvation is of the Lord;” and often some sore trials and terrible afflictions are necessary schoolmasters to teach us this lesson, that salvation is of the Lord alone. It is one of the instinctive apprehensions of every enlightened man’s mind, that if he is saved, it is because of God’s mercy.