Conclusion I hope you see now why this doctrine of God's sovereignty is so important. The doctrine of the sovereignty of God in salvation, the doctrine of the bondage of the human will, it's subjection in its unregenerate state to the power of sin and its...read more
Regeneration and the Freedom of the Human Will So what does all this mean for the doctrine of the human will? Do people have free will or do they not? The testimony of Scripture is this: people have the freedom to do as they please, and God exercises...read more
God has caused us to be born again He has caused us to be born again. Now, understand this - He has caused it, as He causes all things! The Scripture is explicit and unequivocal on the sovereignty of God in all things. Psalm 136:5, "Whatever the Lord...read more
God has caused us to be born again He has caused us to be born again. God has caused this - this was caused by God, not by the human will. Or do you have an Arminian Bible in your hands today - one that says, "Blessed be you who according to your own...read more
God has caused us to born again We can mean nothing more or less by the term "will" than the entire spiritual aspect of a human being. The human will is the human spirit, and that will, was dead in trespasses and sins, unable to respond to the gospel,...read more
A Brief Outline In this article, we're going to see the Biblical, compatibilist view of the human will and the sovereignty of God in salvation and some implications of that truth by briefly looking at 1 Peter 1:3. We'll then look at a competing view of...read more
Dave Rich was born in Libby, MT and grew up in southern Idaho. He attended college at the University of Idaho and graduate school at the University of Washington. Dave came to Christ as a freshman at University of Idaho in 1984. He married his wife Diane in 1986.
Dave began working with youth as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher in 1988 in Seattle’s Tabernacle Baptist Church and has been working with youth ever since. Dave helped start a youth group in Seattle and in Columbus, Ohio’s Bethesda Baptist Church.
Dave moved to Sandpoint in 1999 with wife Diane and three daughters: Megan, Jamie, and Kellie. They have attended Kootenai Community Church since 1999. Both Dave and Diane are active in Sunday School and Kootenai Community Church’s Awana ministry. Dave has been an Elder since September, 2001.