All Isreal?

What does “all Israel” in Romans 11:26 mean? Does it mean that one day every single Jew will be saved? This question is a highly debated one and, throughout the history of the Church, there have been at least four different views. 1) The first view is that “all Israel” means “every single ethnic Israelite”

THE SOLEMN ASSEMBLY

THE SOLEMN ASSEMBLY Richard Owen Roberts   THE SOLEMN ASSEMBLY The Sad Fact Most professing Christians have never heard of a Solemn Assembly. Of the relatively small number who have, a substantial portion consider it as merely an Old Testament practice of no particular relevance today.   THE BIBLICAL BACKGROUND There are not less than

Revival Terminology in History

Revival Terminology in History Richard Owen Roberts   A number of years ago in a book entitled Revival, I gave the following definition of that term: "Revival is an extraordinary work of the Holy Spirit producing extraordinary results." While that phrase conveys the fundamental concept of revival, over the intervening years I have come to

Free Will

“Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.” (Psalm 115:3) Free Will Spurgeon says: “The predestination of God does not destroy the free agency of man, or lighten the responsibility of the sinner” (Sermons, Vol. 18, p. 30). A.H. Strong says: “Free agency . . . has been shown to be consistent with