Dead. Spiritually/in sin

Arminianism Vs. Decisionism

, posted by jeremyo1610

Calvinism and Classical Arminianism are not opposite theological views (link). In fact, I like to say that they are theological first cousins, both residing under the “Reformed” umbrella. While there are certainly differences, both systems of…

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Easy Believism Versus True Salvation

, posted by jeremyo1610

Zacchaeus up in the tree, Paul’s conversion, the Philippian jailer. What do these stories have in common? In every case, it was God who took the first step towards man. As I’ve stated many times,…

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Causal vs Social Centered Part IV: Depravity

, posted by Martin Glynn

The differences in Depravity between Calvinists and Arminians are perhaps the most interesting for our topic since both Calvinists and Arminians agree on the basic concept. However, I do think we think about Total Depravity…

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The Extent of Spiritual Death

, posted by SEA

This post was written by SEA member, Pastor Christopher C. Chapman “Very, Very Dead” Calvinist Challenge: Ephesians 2:1-2 “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked…” The spirit of…

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Spiritual Death: Lazarus or the Prodigal Son?

, posted by John Kebbel

Calvinism’s conception of spiritual death undergirds its belief that Regeneration Precedes Faith. In this essay, I contend that Calvinists do not have a correct understanding of spiritual death, that, in fact, their conception appears flawed…

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Adam Clarke on Ephesians 2:8-9

, posted by drwayman

Adam Clarke on Ephesians 2:8-9 provided by SEA member, Roy Ingle I am studying to teach this weekend from Ephesians 2:1-10 and I was reading from Adam Clarke’s commentary on the passage and I loved…

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Adam Heard the Voice of God

, posted by drwayman

Adam Heard the Voice of God written by SEA member, Roy Ingle Some Calvinists such as R.C. Sproul asserts that one must be regenerated before faith because of the nature of total depravity. Since mankind…

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Jesus Says the Dead Will Hear Unto Spiritual Life

, posted by Ben Henshaw

I want to recommend Chris Chapman’s article available at SEA called, The Extent of Spiritual Death. Chapman’s article does an excellent job of demonstrating from Scripture that the spiritual death described in the Bible does…

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Arminius on What the First Sin Produced

, posted by drwayman

Arminius on What the First Sin Produced written by SEA member, Roy Ingle What were the results of Adam’s transgression against God? Arminius answers thus: The proper and immediate effect of this sin was the…

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“The Prodigal Son” and Arminian Theology

, posted by Kevin Jackson

One of Jesus’ best known parables is the story of “The Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-32). The parable is particularly relevant to Arminian theology. It shows the extent of freedom that God gives to his children….

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Answering “Against Calvinism” on Total Depravity

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In their recent book Against Calvinism: Logical Arguments to Disprove the Doctrines of Grace; Including the Definitive Scripture List Refuting Calvinism, constructed by self-publishing CreateSpace, irenic Calvinists Jeff Peterson, Eddie Eddings and Jon J. Cardwell…

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