Wesley, John

Jerry Walls, “God’s Love and Predestination”

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After considering sovereignty and human freedom, we are now in a position to understand the heart of Wesley’s theology, and how profoundly it differs from Calvinism.  I reiterate that the difference is not that Calvin believed in divine…

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Susanna Wesley on Predestination

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The following is from a letter written by Susanna Wesley to her son John. This quotation has been taken from John Kirk, The Mother of the Wesleys: A Biography (London: Henry James Tresidder, 1864), 284-86. Explanatory…

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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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Arminian Timeline

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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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Excellent New Book about Calvin and Wesley

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[Taken from here, where comments can be made.] by Roger Olson A few months ago Abingdon Press (the United Methodist publisher) sent me the manuscript of a forthcoming (now published) book by my friend Don Thorsen…

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Predestination and God’s Sovereignty

, posted by drwayman

This post is taken from Seedbed and written by James E Pedlar* Beginning in the early days of the Methodist Revival, John Wesley’s position on predestination became a controversial issue. His friend and partner in…

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Misplacing Romans: John Wesley and Hermeneutics

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this post is written by Seedbed author, Howard Snyder, PhD In the thick of theological controversies and church conflicts I often think: It’s all about hermeneutics! Battles most often boil down to this question: How…

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Misplacing Romans: John Wesley and Hermeneutics

, posted by drwayman

Another great article from the Seedbed ministry at Asbury Seminary. This article is written by Dr Howard Snyder In the thick of theological controversies and church conflicts I often think: It’s all about hermeneutics! Battles…

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John Wesley’s Thoughts On Natural Disasters

, posted by Martin Glynn

Sermon 129 (text from the 1872 edition) [First published in the year 1750.] “O come hither, and behold the works of the Lord; what destruction he hath brought upon the earth!” Psalm 46:8 Of all the…

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John Wesley: Neither Pelagian nor Augustinian

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written by by Henry Knight III A common criticism of Wesley’s theology, especially from those of a more Calvinist inclination, is that it grounds salvation not on grace but human decision. This is, to put…

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