Monthly Archives For April 2015

Compatibilism vs. Free Will

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God’s relationship with not only His universe but also the creatures whom He created in His own image has been debated, fashioned, and refashioned throughout the history of the Church. From what one may gather,…

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Many are Called But Few are Chosen

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The phrase, “for many are called but few are chosen,” is found at Matthew 22:14. A few translations, some quite surprisingly (Amplified, ISV, OJB), place the verse also at Matthew 20:16 (Amplified, Darby, Douay-Rheims, Geneva,…

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This Week in Arminianism

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Roy Ingle, of Arminian Today, wonders if we are “Looking for Ourselves or Christ in Scripture.” Seedbed offers: “The Cross as the Great Translation of Holiness.” Craig Adams, of Commonplace Holiness, quotes T.A. Noble, “How…

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Rich Davis, “The “C” in Calvinism?”

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In 2009 Time magazine ran a story entitled “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now” (Thursday, March 12). Not surprisingly, the top two spots were occupied by new trend setting thinking on career/workplace and life…

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Calvinism & Arminianism: Controversial Passages – Xenos

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Here is an annotated review of some passages that figure in the Arminian/Calvinist debate from Xenos Christian Fellowship: The following passages are interpreted differently by Calvinists and Arminians. John 6:37 “All that the Father gives…

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Book Review: Rowe — Can God be Free?

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William Rowe’s book asks the question: Can God be Free? First, he gives an interesting historical introduction to the subject, covering the views of Gottfried Leibniz, Samuel Clarke, Thomas Aquinas and Jonathan Edwards; meanwhile he…

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This Week in Arminianism

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Dr. Roger Olson offers: “Why Hyper-Calvinism in Consistent Calvinism,” and “The Dialectic of ‘Nature and Grace’ in Christian Theology.” Traditional Southern Baptists at SBC Today highlight: Leighton Flowers’ “Corporate Election = Impersonal Election?” and Dr….

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Is There More to Arminianism Than Its Five Points?

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John Bugay of Triablogue posted a comment from Stephen Wolfe’s Facebook page that suggests Roman Catholicism should be the Calvinist’s greatest focus and opponent, not Arminianism; that the latter should be reduced merely to its…

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This Week in Arminianism

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Frank Viola offers some interesting insights into the character of John Calvin: “Shocking Beliefs of John Calvin.” Robin Phillips tells us: “Why I Stopped Being a Calvinist (Part 1): Calvinism Presents a Dehistoricized Bible.” Dr….

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Was Arminius an Open Theist?

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There exists a false charge that Arminius’ theology, when consistently maintained, renders one an Open Theist. This charge is merely a rhetorical one, synonymous with the insistence that the only consistent Calvinism is hyper-Calvinism, or…

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Molinists and Ockhamists on the Loose

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[Editor’s note: This post comes from a Molinist perspective. SEA does not specifically advocate Molinism, but allows members to hold to either divine simple foreknowledge or Molinism.] This post is a response to Mark Linville’s…

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This Week in Arminianism

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Andrew Hnatiuk, of Beyond Calvinism, is “Answering Calvinist Proof-Texts, Part 1 — John 6.” Arminian Perspectives offers: “No Real Choice in Calvinism.” Seedbed highlights: “The Key to Making Lament a Part of Healthy Spirituality,” Matt…

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