Monthly Archives For August 2013

The Problem of Natural Evil

, posted by drwayman

The Problem of Natural Evil

Though not a member of SEA, Ryan Ragozine the author of this post, presents some good thoughts:

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Practical Problems With OSAS

, posted by Matthew Murphy

Note: It should be obvious from the content of the post, but the version of OSAS that I am arguing against in this post is what has been termed by some as the ‘Alpha View’….

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Church History Course

, posted by theriddles

The following course is a basic overview of Church History from an Arminian perspective, taught by Will Riddle of Kingdom Change ministries, and longtime member of SEA. The course does not focus primarily on Arminian…

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Does John 6:44 Teach Irresistible Grace?

, posted by Josh Ratliff

John 6 is a favorite passage of Calvinists to demonstrate what they believe to be the truth about irresistible grace and unconditional election. In particular, John 6:44 seems to be the go-to proof text to…

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Why the Doctrine of Inability is Vital

, posted by drwayman

written by SEA member, Roy Ingle Arminius wrote this about the effects of the Fall upon humanity: The proper and immediate effect of this sin was the offending of the Deity. For since the form…

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Dallas Willard, “God and the Problem of Evil”

, posted by SEA

Taken from: http://www.dwillard.org/articles/artview.asp?artID=30  There are very few people who do not ask “Why?” when confronted with the terrible things that have happened in history and continue to happen day by day. This is because we…

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Arminius on Actual Sins

, posted by drwayman

Arminius on Actual Sins

submitted by SEA member, Roy Ingle

DISPUTATION 8

ON ACTUAL SINS

RESPONDENT, CASPER WILTENS

I. As divines and philosophers are often compelled, on account of a penury of words, to distinguish those which are synonymous, and to receive others in a stricter or more ample signification than their nature and etymology will allow; so in this matter of actual sin, although the term applies also to the first sin of Adam, yet, for the sake of a more accurate distinction, they commonly take it for that sin which man commits, through the corruption of his nature, from the time where he knows how to use reason; and they define it thus: “Something thought, spoken or done against the law of God; or the omission of something which has been commanded by that law to be thought, spoken or done.” Or, with more brevity, “Sin is the transgression of the law;” which St. John has explained in this compound word anomia “anomy.” (1 John iii, 4.)

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The Question of Perseverance in Philippians 1:6

, posted by Matt O'Reilly

Arminians are not of one mind with regard to the doctrine of perseverance. Some Arminians see perseverance as a gift which God gives to those who respond to the gospel in faith. These Arminians believe…

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H. Orton Wiley on the Universal Scope of the Atonement

, posted by SEA

H. Orton Wiley on the Universal Scope of the Atonement

provided by SEA member Roy Ingle

The following is taken from Dr. H. Orton Wiley’s book Introduction to Christian Theology (pp. 234-235):

The atonement is universal. This does not mean that all mankind will be unconditionally saved, but that the sacrifice offering of Christ so far satisfied the claims of the divine law as to make salvation a possibility for all. Redemption is therefore universal or general in the provisional sense, but special or conditional in its application to the individual.

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