Monthly Archives For April 2013

Jerry L. Walls, “What’s Wrong With Calvinism, Part 3: Why it Matters”

, posted by SEA

From the video’s YouTube page:

Part three of a series of theological discussions in which Dr. Jerry L. Walls explains what is wrong with Calvinism. Having explained Calvinism clearly in part one of this series, and pointed out the deepest issues and fatal flaws that separate Calvinism from Arminianism/Wesleyanism in part two, Dr. Walls now explains WHY these issues matter, and how they actually affect the way we live faith centered lives.

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Is God Good?

, posted by SEA

This video addresses the problem of evil in a clear, helpful, and succinct way. (See below for a caution.) It can also be viewed on YouTube here. At one point, this piece refers to the…

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René A. López, “IS FAITH A GIFT FROM GOD OR A HUMAN EXERCISE?”

, posted by SEA

This article is posted with permission from the publisher, the scholarly journal Bibliotheca Sacra. Please click on the attachment to view René A. López, “IS FAITH A GIFT FROM GOD OR A HUMAN EXERCISE?” Bibliotheca Sacra 164 (July–September 2007) 259–76.

It should be noted that, while this is a learned and helpful article, López seems to have missed one major view on the question of whether faith is a gift of God, which is a more typical Arminian view than that it is not; and that is that faith is a gift in the sense that God must enable us to believe, but that like most gifts, it can be rejected and is not irresistible.

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Are We Saved by Grace?

, posted by drwayman

Author and scholar H. Ray Dunning answers an elementary yet profound question affecting all people seeking God’s forgiveness and grace in their lives: Are we saved by grace? The Apostle Paul repeatedly stresses the centrality…

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The Fifth Article of the Remonstrants – Womack

, posted by Steve Witzki

The following is the fifth article that the Remonstrants wrote against unconditional perseverance and which they presented to the Calvinists at the Synod of Dort (1618-1619). Laurence Womack provides numbers of Scriptures to support each…

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John Goodwin, “Redemption Redeemed”

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Now available here online, John Goodwin’s Redemption Redeemed may be the best defense of Arminianism ever written. Published in 1651 by the Arminian Puritan John Goodwin (1593-1665), it is written in seventeenth century English with…

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