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Donald C. Stamps on Individual Apostasy

, posted by SEA

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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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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Is the Atonement Sufficient For All?

, posted by drwayman

Is the Atonement Sufficient For All? This post was written by SEA member, Roy Ingle Arminianism affirms that the atonement of Christ was so glorious and powerful that it is sufficient for all to be…

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René A. López, “IS FAITH A GIFT FROM GOD OR A HUMAN EXERCISE?”

, posted by SEA

This article is posted with permission from the publisher, the scholarly journal Bibliotheca Sacra. Please click on the attachment to view René A. López, “IS FAITH A GIFT FROM GOD OR A HUMAN EXERCISE?” Bibliotheca Sacra 164 (July–September 2007) 259–76.

It should be noted that, while this is a learned and helpful article, López seems to have missed one major view on the question of whether faith is a gift of God, which is a more typical Arminian view than that it is not; and that is that faith is a gift in the sense that God must enable us to believe, but that like most gifts, it can be rejected and is not irresistible.

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John Goodwin, “Redemption Redeemed”

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Now available here online, John Goodwin’s Redemption Redeemed may be the best defense of Arminianism ever written. Published in 1651 by the Arminian Puritan John Goodwin (1593-1665), it is written in seventeenth century English with…

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“The Faith Factor” by Dr. Vic Reasoner

, posted by SEA

“If we are justified by faith, it should come as no surprise that the devil would attempt to redefine “faith.” Saving faith has been reduced to a one-time decision for Christ. However, the New Testament…

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