Arminius

Arminius on Certainty vs. Necessity

, posted by Godismyjudge

The following quote is from the Works of James Arminius, 1875 London Edition, Examination of Gomarus on Predestination. (Volume 3. p 547-549)  Arminius’ Examination of Gomarus is only in the 1875 edition and is therefore…

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Arminius on the use of the moral law

, posted by drwayman

This information is provided by SEA member, Roy Ingle IV. The uses of the moral law are various, according to the different conditions of man. (1.) The primary use, and that which was of itself…

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Why I Am An Arminian
Part III: History

, posted by Martin Glynn

Many Calvinists claim that they represent historical orthodoxy. However, I believe that the opposite is true. In this post I intend to traverse Christian history and tease out, on a very basic and incomplete level,…

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Arminius on why we sin

, posted by drwayman

this post was written by SEA member, Roy Ingle I was reading from the Works of Arminius and noticed a short note he wrote on why we sin. Arminius wrote, “The efficient cause of actual…

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Arminius on the Word of God

, posted by drwayman

this post is provided by SEA member, Roy Ingle DISPUTATION V ON THE RULE OF RELIGION, THE WORD OF GOD, AND THE SCRIPTURES IN PARTICULAR I. As religion is the duty of man towards God,…

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Who Believes in Total Depravity?

, posted by jaswa

The following 10 quotes come from different authors surrounding the doctrine of total depravity. Their order has been randomly generated, so read to the end to find out the author and their respective soteriological standing!…

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From Tozer to Piper to Arminius: A Theological Journey

, posted by jaswa

The following is a personal testimony of Josh Valdez originally posted here. ___________________________________________________________ Theological Discovery Like most, my teenage years were monumentally formative in my development.  High School provided the unique opportunity of digesting deep theological…

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Arminian Timeline

, posted by Godismyjudge

Date Remonstrant Anglican/Methodist Baptist 1600’s James Arminius (1560-1609) Theologian and leader of the opposition of Calvinism in Amsterdam and Leiden   Jan Uytenbogaert remonstrant led the meeting that produced the 5 Points of the Remonstrants – 1610   Simon Episcopius (1583-1643) –…

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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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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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Life of Jacobus Arminius, 1559-1609.

, posted by B. P. Burnett

“There lived in Holland a man whom they who did not know could not sufficiently esteem, whom they who did not esteem had never sufficiently known.” (1) Jacobus Arminius, D.D., was born on c. October 10th 1559 (2) in Oudewater, South Holland, to parents Harmen Jacobszoon and Elborch Jacobsdochter. He was named originally James Hermanns (or Hermanson). His father Harmen worked as a wapensmid—a maker of swords, armour and guns—which was an important position in Oudewater due to its military significance leading up to and throughout the Dutch War of Independence of 1568-1648, and his mother Elborch maintained strong family ties which proved important as Arminius’ life progressed. (3)

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