Gene Cunningham presented “Election, Predestination, and the Plan of God: The Biblical Case Against Calvinism, Lordship Salvation, and Replacement Theology” at the annual conference in Prescott, Arizona, September 7th through 9th. Gene’s teaching refutes Calvinism (Romans 9), Lordship Salvation (Romans 10), and Replacement Theology (Romans 11).
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also
predestined, to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the
firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called;
whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”
Gene Cunningham - September 7, 2019
AZ 2019 Lesson 4
From Series: "Shedding Ancient Light on the Outer Darkness Controversy"
Summary of the 2019 Arizona Conference 1. The theme running all through Matthew is the presentation of the King, His rejection by Israel, and the justice of the coming judgment. 2. All of the parables/teachings we have studied are consistent in the promise of reward to those who believe and warning of eternal judgment to those who reject their King. In light of this, how significant is the act of Pilate in posting over Jesus’ head the crime for which He was crucified, “This is Jesus the King of the Jews” (Matt. 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38; John 19:19)? 3. The term “outer darkness” was well understood by the Jews of Jesus’ time to refer to Gehenna/Hell. 4. Though the Jews assumed a right to enter the kingdom based on their lineage, Jesus makes it abundantly clear that each one “must be born again” by faith in Him. 5. Nowhere in these passages is the focus on the Church, nor are they describing events at the Bema Seat of Christ. 6. Sound biblical interpretation demands that passages be studied in the light of their literal, historical, grammatical, and cultural setting.