Monthly Archives For November 2013

Roger Olson, “My Response to Two Books about Arminius”

, posted by SEA

Response to W. Stephen Gunter, Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments and Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall, Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace Roger E. Olson             These two books are significant contributions to what I call the…

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A. W. Tozer on Prevenient Grace

, posted by SEA

Christian theology teaches the doctrine of prevenient grace, which briefly stated means this, that before a man can seek God, God must first have sought the man. Before a sinful man can think a right…

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Donald C. Stamps on Individual Apostasy

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The following is from Donald C. Stamps, Life in the Spirit Study Bible, pp. 1962-63: The Greek words for apostasy appear twice in the NT in the noun form apostasia, (Acts 21:21; 2 Thes 2:3)…

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Three Facets of Prevenient Grace

, posted by drwayman

This post was provided by SEA member Roy Ingle Was reading a bit today from a Wesleyan scholar and he noted three ways we see prevenient grace in the world today. They are: Anthropology –…

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Against Theological Determinism / Compatibilism

, posted by SEA

[Taken from http://theosophical.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/against-theological-determinism-compatibilism/. Please note: The edition of Philosophia Christi referred to is no longer the latest edition. We would also qualify the author’s definition of a “theological determinist” from being merely that God’s sovereignty extends meticulously…

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An Arminian and a Calvinist Share the Gospel Together

, posted by SEA

Even though this video does not consider Arminian/Calvinist issues specifically, we include it here because the gospel is fundamental to our identity as evangelicals and to highlight how Arminians and Calvinists have the same basic…

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The FACTS of Salvation
S: Security in Christ

, posted by Martin Glynn

Security in Christ (the S in FACTS) [Cf. Article 5 of the 5 Articles of the Remonstrance] At base, “Security in Christ” means that a person’s salvation is secure as long as he is in Christ,…

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The FACTS of Salvation
C: Conditional Election

, posted by Martin Glynn

Conditional Election (the C in FACTS) [Cf. Article 1 of the 5 Articles of the Remonstrance] There are two main views of what the Bible teaches concerning the concept of election unto salvation: that it is…

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The FACTS of Salvation
A: Atonement for All

, posted by Martin Glynn

Atonement for All (the A in FACTS) [Cf. Article 2 of the 5 Articles of the Remonstrance] As observed above, due to total depravity, no one can be saved unless God takes the initiative. The good news…

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The FACTS of Salvation
T: Total Depravity

, posted by Martin Glynn

This week we are devoting each day to presenting one of the 5 points of Arminainism as represented by the acronym FACTS. These points are loosely derived from the Articles of Remonstrance, but also have…

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