Calvinist Polemics

Richard Coords, “Failure”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Frequently, Calvinists contend that if God really wanted for someone to be saved but who ultimately died in unbelief and perished, then God would have proven to be a failure, and therefore only an effectual…

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Coords, Richard, “Emotions”

, posted by Martin Glynn

According to Calvinism, God decreed whatsoever comes to pass. Such belief in exhaustive determinism has then led to the longstanding objections made against Calvinism in that God’s emotions would no longer make any sense if…

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Friday Files 11/20

Friday Files: Calvinist Polemics

, posted by Martin Glynn

This week we are looking at arguments that Calvinists have levied against Arminianism. Can these critiques themselves bear scrutiny? J. C. Thibodaux, Answering Greg Elmquist’s “Four Unanswerable Questions” Martin Glynn, The Funniest Anti-Arminian Post I…

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Richard Coords, “Boasting”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Calvinism teaches that if you freely chose to believe in Christ, while others did not, then you’d have something to boast about before God. In other words, you could claim to be better and smarter…

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Why Do Some Choose God and Others Reject Him?

, posted by SEA

On his website, Arminian Perspectives, Ben Henshaw has a questions page at which he answers questions about Arminianism and Calvinism that visitors to his site pose in the comment section of the page. Here is a question…

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J. C. Thibodaux, “The Cancer in Calvinism”

, posted by Martin Glynn

From the outset I want to make it clear that I’m not asserting that Calvinism is heresy, as I consider most Calvinists to be genuine brothers and sisters. This post is rather about a serious…

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Video: “Why Do Most Christians Resist Calvinism?”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Soteriology 101 is a traditionalist, rather than Arminian, organization. They produce excellent material regarding Calvinism, and this video is no exception to that. It does an excellent job of countering certain arguments against free-will theism…

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Why Does One Person Believe and Another Does Not?

, posted by SEA

On his website, Arminian Perspectives, Ben Henshaw has a questions page at which he answers questions about Arminianism and Calvinism that visitors to his site pose in the comment section of the page. The following is a…

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Chosen In Him: A Response to Credo House

, posted by finney.raju

How then has He chosen us, before we came into existence, but that, as he says himself, in Him we were represented beforehand? – Athanasius This is a response to C. Michael Patton’s “Open Letter…

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When Does The Day End?

, posted by Martin Glynn

I’ve been thinking about this question for a little while now, but what actually determines when the day ends? I don’t mean physically, but rhetorically, like when someone says, “At the end of the day…

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Reformed Theology
by Adrian Rogers

, posted by Martin Glynn

Sometimes, those of us who are steeped in theological discussions become so accustomed to the precise language that we use that we forget how to speak to the every day Christian. Below is a sermon…

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Rich Davis, “A Recent Arminian Strawman”

, posted by SEA

In his post “Why All Arminians are Calvinists,” Dr. Mark Jones represents the Arminian position on divine election (and foreknowledge) as follows: In the Arminian scheme, God “sees” what would happen based on a conditional…

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Ryan Warnock, “Calvinist: An Arminian Review”

, posted by SEA

A documentary we were predestined to see, but can we reject it? Or is it too irresistible? The film is simply called Calvinist and it is the passion-project of writer and director Les Lanphere. It comes as a…

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