All posts by Hal Bekemeyer

Hal is a pastor at Fellowship Bible Church Orlando and a regular co-host on the “Grace Life Podcast”. His teaching ministry encompasses some forty plus years in various ministries in his home state of Florida. He trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of twelve and was almost immediately plagued with an insatiable desire to understand the Scriptures. Being dissatisfied with the answers provided by the denominational setting in which he found himself, he began a reading campaign into the writings of many bible commentators. Simultaneously, he invested many hours reading, and wrestling with the Scriptures. Studying the Gospels and the eschatological books of scripture was especially painful and frustrating because of many imagined contradictions and inconsistencies. It was only as he encountered a dispensational hermeneutic that he was finally able to embrace the bible in its entirety and to embark on a journey of faith and service from that time until this day.

“All Things” Work Together for Good

Questioning God Romans 8:28 ( KJV ) 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Often believers think themselves to be at odds with God because of difficult circumstances in their lives. They experience feelings of abandonment and ...

All Saved or All Offered Salvation?

I have been reading the writings of the Universalists and am trying to make sense of them, especially as they relate to the original languages. Without exception their writings abandon the Received Text and rest upon translation exceptions to make their case. By way of example this quote from the promo for “At the End ...

Affirming Positive Truth

WHAT TRUTH? (Galatians 3:1) “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” Paul asked this question of the Galatians and there is a lesson for us, as well, in considering the answer. Of course, equally significant ...

What Part of Complete Do We Not Understand?

(Col 2:6-10)  “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: {7} Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. {8} Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after ...

A New Creature

God salvages the individual by liquidating him and then raising him again to newness of life. A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) This new life impedes us in our natural outlook and ways . . . until the Son of God is formed in us and both the natural and the holy are the same. Oswald Chambers ...

A Death Knell of Calvinism?

This study is for those who have been fooled by those who would teach a Calvinistic theology and for those who are actively standing against this heresy. • It is heresy because it denies the blood atonement by limiting its scope.• It is heresy because it makes God responsible for sin.• It is heresy because ...

A Brief Statement of Faith

The Bible 2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Peter 1:19-21) “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do ...

Character and the Believer

People often imagine that God is manipulating circumstances in their life to mature, or direct them. God doesn’t use circumstances to create character in the life of believers – He uses the life of His Son in the believer to accomplish this (see Galatians 2:20; Romans 5:1-5; Romans 8:6-11). Notice in Romans 5 it says ...