Theology Archives

Believer’s Baptism

by Chad Shaffer and Mike Stine *This is a brief five part breakdown on the various views of baptism.  For convenience sake, links to the other sections are provided at the bottom. The second...

Infant Baptism

by Chad Shaffer and Mike Stine *This is a brief five part breakdown on the various views of baptism.  For convenience sake, links to the other sections are provided at the bottom. Infant baptism...

Baptisms Compared

by Chad Shaffer and Mike Stine *This is a brief five part breakdown on the various views of baptism.  For convenience sake, links to the other sections are provided at the bottom. Is baptism...

Eternal Security

There are few topics debated as fiercely in the theological world as the subject of eternal security.  It is a fair topic to address as whether Christians can lose their salvation or not should...

Dispensational Theology

Dispensational theology is a method of interpreting the Bible, looking specifically at how God interacts with man. It stands in contrast to covenant theology. While covenant theology recognizes that God works in the Bible...

Covenant Theology

Covenant theology interprets the Bible through the lenses of two covenants, the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. Some covenant theologians see a third covenant, the covenant of redemption, but this falls...

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

How Did Jesus Baptize? Baptism is one of the most divisive theological issues in the church today. Some churches practice infant baptism while many only use “believer’s baptism.” Many will only baptize by immersion...

Calvinism Basics

Calvinism was begun by John Calvin (1509-1564).  Calvin began studying for the priesthood at age 14 but studied law after he came into a conflict with the bishop.  In 1533 or 1534 he was...

Arminianism vs. Calvinism

Arminianism was started by Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). He was born slightly before John Calvin died and was actually taught by Calvin’s son-in-law. He was a Calvinist until one day when forced to defend his...

Arminian Basics

Arminianism was started by Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). He was born slightly before John Calvin died and was actually taught by Calvin’s son-in-law. He was a Calvinist until one day when forced to defend his...