The Grace Doctrines at ETT 2018

I had the distinct pleasure of teaching the doctrines of grace at the Embracing the Truth Conference this year, along with Roger Skepple.  Sadly, the audio I came home with was …. well, let’s say “lacking.”  For reasons that defy explanation, the audio jumped from various mics.  Some near, some far.  So, I applied what digital processing I could.  I squeezed, EQ’d, and compressed the audio, trying to make it more listenable.  In the end, the true die-hards who really want to know what we said will take the time to listen.  But, it takes a bit more work than I normally require from our listeners.  There are good spots and there are tougher spots, but you can indeed understand our presentations if you try.  So, give it a listen and see how it goes.

Let me also mention that Roger’s books, including his writing on the Doctrines of Grace are available on Amazon.  (click)

And my book can be found on our site as a pdf or as an Amazon Kindle download. 

The History and Total Depravity – Jim McClarty
Unconditional Election – Roger Skepple
Limited Atonement – Jim McClarty
Irresistible Grace – Roger Skepple
Perseverance of the Saints – Jim McClarty
The Wrap-Up and Implications of the Doctrines – Roger Skepple

4 thoughts on “The Grace Doctrines at ETT 2018

  1. Jack Rector

    I’m trying to put Limited Atonement with the unpardonable sin. (1) Have all the people that will be in hell committed the unpardonable sin? (2) If that sin will not be forgiven, doesn’t that mean Jesus didn’t shed His blood for that sin. (3) If Jesus said that sin in not forgiven, why would He shed His blood for it? Thank you!

    1. Jim Mc. Post author

      Hello Jack. I assume you agree with the notion of Limited Atonement. You asked whether everyone who ends up in hell has committed the unpardonable sin. Jesus identified one particular sin of the Pharisees that would never be pardoned. That sin was blaspheming the Holy Spirit. He guaranteed their judgment, especially considering that He’s the One who do the judging. But, I expect that there are other sins that are also “unpardonable,” given that Jesus will not pardon them. So, will everyone in hell be guilty of the same crime as the Holy Ghost blaspheming Pharisees? Not necessarily. Any sin that Jesus does not forgive by His vicarious atonement is, by definition, unpardonable.

      Your second question sort of answers itself. If any sin is not forgiven then clearly Jesus did not intend to forgive it. Hence, He did not shed His blood for it. To say that Jesus paid for all the sins of all the people is to say that God positively attempted to do something He knew certainly He was not going to do … and that’s to charge God with foolishness.

      I think I answered your third question in my reply above. Once Jesus declares a sin to be unforgivable He does not then go about the effort to pay for it, all the while knowing He does not intend to forgive it.

      Anyway, I hope that helps a bit.


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