The Adventure of the Elected Man (Episode 4)

This is the 4th installment of the Adventure of the Elected Man.
You can read the first installment here.

Spurgeon-Preaching

Holmes pressed Spurgeon, “When Jesus said ‘come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest’ and ‘whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely’ were these invitations open to both the elect and the reprobate? And when we read that God takes no pleasure in the death of anyone but instead desires that all men be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth that this desire is expressed so that it includes all of mankind”? Continue reading

Watson: On Responding to the Gospel (Part 2)

Richard Watson explores what makes the difference between those who accept the Gospel and those who reject it. See part 1 here.

By User:Mattes (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By User:Mattes (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In the last post we concluded with the question – what grace, if any, was given to an individual who rejected the Gospel? The following three options were given by Watson:

  1. no grace was given.
  2. grace sufficient to be saved was given.
  3. grace that was insufficient to be saved was given.

Watson continues by evaluating the impact of each answer. Continue reading

The Adventure of the Elected Man (Episode 3)

This is the 3rd installment of the Adventure of the Elected Man.
You can read the first installment here.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (J. Simpson Strand 1911)

After Mrs. Hudson replenished our tea pot and exchanged pleasantries with the Rev. Spurgeon we continued our discussion.

“Now, let us consider two doctrines – the doctrine of divine sovereignty and the doctrine of man’s guilt in rejecting God.”, Spurgeon offered. “This will certainly be a paradox even you will be compelled to admit Mr. Holmes.” Continue reading