Author: Dr. Fred Chay

A Labor Day Celebration: Not By Works

Labor Day is a day we celebrate by ceasing from Labor. Many will enjoy a time or relaxation and a BBQ. For Christians, every day is the celebration of Labor day in that we celebrate that we have ceased from Labor in order to be saved. It is a free gift given by a love that can never be earned and a love that can never be lost. We call it Grace- Free Grace to be clear. We often forget that the fight for Free Grace and the free gift is not new. It was fought at the Jerusalem...

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Change Comes in Baby Steps

There are times when I wonder if we are making an impact. I know that many around the world are hearing the Free Grace message and trusting in Jesus for eternal life. Praise the Lord. But I sometimes wonder if our Reform Theology friends ever hear our views and feel compelled to adjust some of their thinking. I am teaching the Book of Hebrews and was looking at a new commentary from a stalwart of the Reformed position to see what if anything was new in the commentary literature. To my surprise Dr. Thomas Schreiner says, while commenting on...

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GTP Releases Position and Condition by Dr. Dave Anderson

Grace Theology Press is pleased to announce the publication of our latest book by Dr. Dave Anderson, President of Grace School of Theology, entitled Position and Condition: An Exposition of the Book of Ephesians. This is an in-depth exegetically based exposition of Ephesians that includes some relevant discussion of some significant theological issues. Let me introduce the book to you by letting you read the opening pages from the pen of Dr. Anderson. THE PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU Ephesians 1:1-14 INTRODUCTION Rick Warren is an American pastor who became rich through the sales of one...

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Just How Much is Needed to be Sure?

One of the essential questions in the Grace Debate is the requirement of love and other forms of obedience that are essential to prove that faith is genuine and salvific. Many authors provide a variety of lists that are essential to prove that the faith one demonstrates genuinely and actually saves. A new formulation of this is found in Matthew Bates’ work, Salvation By Allegiance Alone (see a previous blog where we have examined this book). His view is that ” embodied obedience” is what pistis (faith) means and hence if there is no love and acts of obedience,...

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Eternal Relevance

As a seminary professor and publisher, I am committed to the idea that Theology must never be half-hearted or hesitant. The simple reason is that the nature of the subject and the consequences of its study concern nothing less than the Glory of God and the eternal destiny of people. This being the case, seminary should not be a sanctuary of comfort but a crucible for confronting ideas. The same is true for the publishing of books. The title of Richard Weaver’s 1944 landmark book says it all, “Ideas Have Consequences.” Ideas expressed in words are powerful tools. The...

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