Monthly Archives For July 2010

Friday Files: The New Perspective and Ephesians

, posted by Martin Glynn

Not everyone agrees with the New Perspective on Paul (NPP). Naturally, with any new perspective, there are many who are excited about it, many who are against it, and many who know nothing about it….

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Answers to Common Calvinist Questions

, posted by Kevin Jackson

Some answers to common Calvinist questions: Q: Why does one person believe in Jesus and not another? Q: Man is dead. How can a dead person believe or do anything? Q: If man is dead…

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Limborch

, posted by Godismyjudge

Philip van Limborch (1633-1712) wrote the first complete Remonstrant Systematic Theology. Though he slighted original sin and had questionable views on total depravity, he still does make some very strong points against Calvinism. Here’s an…

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Friday Files: Taking Up My Cross

, posted by Martin Glynn

A. M. Mallet writes a solid blog entry about how the Arminian interpretation of Mt 16:24 is often misrepresented. Many of us here are here because of how often our view is misunderstood, and equated…

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Arminius’ Nine Questions For the Synod of Dort

, posted by royingle

Arminius died in 1609, which was nine years before the Synod of Dort convened in 1618-1619. Yet it was his original ideas, teachings, and requests that led to the infamous Synod. From the writings of Arminius, it appears that he had hopes that the national synod would be a place for him to 1) defend himself against all charges of heresy, and 2) to defend his views regarding changes he saw needed in the Calvinistic confessions of faith. Arminius felt that the Scriptures were the highest authority to appeal to, and he felt that the Confessions of faith and Catechisms needed to be changed in light of clear teaching in Scripture. The Calvinists of his day disagreed and argued that the Confessions and Catechisms were the judges of what true believers should confess and believe (and it appears to me to be regardless of what Scripture said).

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Arminian Confession of 1621 and Apostasy

, posted by Steve Witzki

Arminian Confession of 1621 and Apostasy – an article about the Remonstrants’ position on the possibility of apostasy. Click on the pdf to view  Arminian Confession of 1621 and Apostasy

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Ephesians 2:14; A Devotional

, posted by Martin Glynn

For He is our peace, having made both into one and having broken down that wall which divides us, that hostility by His flesh. Is there a greater verse to demonstrate the notion of how…

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