Monthly Archives For September 2010

On Omnitemporality

, posted by geraldowens

One of the problems with attempting to discuss the issue of Foreknowledge as it relates to Free Will is that the term itself prejudices the discussion, bending it in a certain argumentative direction that the use of different terms would show is not as inevitable as Calvinists insist.

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How Revelation 3:20 Creates a Dilemma for Calvinism

, posted by Kevin Jackson

In Revelation 1, 2, and 3 John prophesies to the seven churches in Asia. The last group he addresses is the church in Laodicea. After addressing the Ladocians, he concludes with the following prophesy:

    (Jesus speaking) Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Revelation 3:20-22

This passage can be interpreted in two ways, both of which present problems for Calvinism.

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The Long Lost Sola? (satire)

, posted by A.M. Mallett

A sister in the LORD spurred these thoughts this afternoon.

Our Calvinist friends are quick to tout their embrace of the five SOLAs of the Reformation. I don’t blame them at all, for we Arminians also embrace the same five SOLAs. Some Calvinists have even suggested dropping the TULIP in favor of promoting the Five SOLAs instead. I am not sure what they would think to accomplish by doing such because it would take away one of their war clubs.

How does a Calvinist reply after touting Five Solas only to hear “So what? We do too”? Only Scripture, Only Faith, Only Grace, Only Christ, Only God’s Glory … yeah that sounds about right, although I have wondered how you can have five “onlys” and still be true to any of them. It is kind of like being faithful to your only wife, all five of them.

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