Randy Alcorn's Blog: Doctrine and Theology

Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

By Randy Alcorn | May 4, 2015
The biggest mistake in studying this issue is selecting those passages that most fit with what a person already believes. We should study the “whole counsel of God,” not ignoring or twisting or interpreting away those passages that challenge our position. 

How (and How Not) to Think about the Trinity

By Randy Alcorn | February 9, 2015
In his book Delighting in the Trinity, Michael Reeves writes, “The Trinity is the cockpit of all Christian thinking.” As such, it’s a doctrine well worth contemplating, even if we can’t fully understand it. 

The Best Theological Label Is “Berean”

By Randy Alcorn | October 17, 2014
The Berean Christians were commended for carefully examining, in light of the Scriptures, the teachings of the apostle Paul (see Acts 17:11). 

The Poison of Prosperity Gospel

By Randy Alcorn | October 8, 2014
The popular “name it and claim it” teaching—also called the health and wealth gospel—is not limited to certain congregations, but has worked its way into mainstream evangelical churches where it gets subtly woven into many Christians’ worldviews.

Is God happy?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | October 7, 2013
Before creatures ever came into the equation, what was God like? His basic persona and His character, that’s who He is. 

Did Jesus have a sin nature?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | August 26, 2013
First, we need to define sin nature. The “nature” of a person or object is commonly thought of as its essential qualities or attributes; that which makes it what it is. 

Is love God’s defining attribute?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | July 29, 2013
Certainly love is a very important attribute of God. God is love, we’re told in 1 John 4:16, so in some senses it is a defining quality of God. However, this does not minimize His other qualities.