John Samson went from being a convinced Arminian to a grace loving, Christ-honoring, Calvinist. He shares some of his journey and winsomely answers many of the questions he himself grappled with. 'Twelve What Abouts' by John Samson is the perfect book for those seeking truth about God's sovereign grace in salvation. Straightforward, easy to read, concise, and most of all Biblical, this is a unique book, providing answers for the twelve most common objections raised against the doctrine of Divine election. Pastor Samson's gracious spirit provides an excellent reading environment for those struggling with these great truths of Scripture.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword by John Hendryx
A Word to the Reader
Chapter One: The Place to Start - Amazed by Common Grace
Chapter Two: The Wind Blows Where it Wishes
Chapter Three: A Surprising Journey
Chapter Four: What About the Love of God? (Part One)
Chapter Five: What About the Love of God? (Part Two)
Chapter Six: What About Free Will?
Chapter Seven: What About God's Foreknowledge?
Chapter Eight: What About John 3:16?
Chapter Nine: What About 2 Peter 3:9?
Chapter Ten: What About 1 Timothy 2:4?
Chapter Eleven: What About Matthew 23:37
Chapter Twelve: What About 1 Timothy 4:10?
Chapter Thirteen: What About John 12:32?
Chapter Fourteen: What About Reprobation?
Chapter Fifteen: What About Lost Loved Ones?
Chapter Sixteen: What About Prayer and Evangelism?
Chapter Seventeen: Saving Faith
Chapter Eighteen: The Flaming Missiles of the Devil
Chapter Nineteen: Spiritual Dyslexia
Chapter Twenty: As the King's Herald
John Samson is an ordained minister, Reformed pastor, author and conference speaker, with a passion for the local church and for the free offer of the gospel to be proclaimed far and wide. He serves as the pastor of King's Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
"After finishing a sermon from Ephesians 1, I was immediately confronted by three hostile young visitors who asked the question, 'What about John 3:16?'; as if the Bible contradicted itself. This non-thinking, non-theological, feelings-oriented mindset is typical of today's postmodern generation. Pastor Samson has given us a warm and simple (without being simplistic) introduction to the Doctrines of Grace, so this type of ignorance can be biblically combated.This book is a very helpful tool to give to a young Christian or to someone newly encountering the truths of free and sovereign grace. Distribute it widely." - Earl M. Blackburn, Heritage Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana
"Sometimes a single misapprehension or sticky question stands in the way of an honest believer's examination of the doctrines of grace. John Samson answers those questions with a pastoral heart, yet with biblical fidelity." - Dr. James White, Alpha & Omega Ministries