Denominations. Arminian

Church of the Nazarene: A New Manual Reflects New Changes

, posted by drwayman

The 2017-2021 Manual of the Church of the Nazarene became effective 1 December 2017, marking the first time an electronic version of the Manual was considered the official version. A traditional, printed version is on track for publication by May as…

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Richard E. Clark, “An Arminian’s Review of *Anyone Can Be Saved*”

, posted by Richard Clark

From General/Arminian to Particular/Calvinist, Baptists have struggled to locate themselves along the theological spectrum. Some have unsuccessfully tried to avoid the debate, labeling themselves Calminians.[1] Others, however, have attempted to escape the paradigm altogether and articulate…

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# Next Methodism as a Theology of Retrieval

, posted by Remonstrance

There have been quite a few articles written recently concerning Next Methodism and what it might look like. As I have read through these articles and reflected on them the burning conviction I bring to…

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Roger Olson, “Beware of Stealth Calvinism!”

, posted by SEA

Beware of Stealth Calvinism! Several times here I have expressed concern that some Calvinists are attempting to take over churches by stealth. I frequently hear from church members (mostly Baptists but occasionally also Pentecostals and…

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Arminian Denominations

, posted by SEA

My List of “Approved Denominations” by Roger E. Olson Very frequently I receive e-mails from individuals (and some have asked here) for help finding a church. Often what they mean is–a denomination. I can hardly…

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The History of Anglicanism and Arminianism

, posted by

Anglicanism’s theological roots (those of the established Church of England) were grounded in Roman Catholic ideology in its initial stage. Roman Catholic site New Advent states: “Before the breach with Rome under Henry VIII there…

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Who Are Free Will Baptists?

, posted by arminianbaptist

Free Will Baptists are an association of independent baptistic church congregations. Their 17th century origins are rooted in the rejection of infant baptism, and affirmation that believers only should be baptized.

The earliest Baptists were Arminian, although Calvinist Baptists arose soon afterward. Both Calvinist and Arminian Baptists shared some sense of commonality with each other as they were persecuted by those committed to infant baptism.

English Baptists had their origins under the heel of a repressive monarchy which insisted that its subjects submit to the King’s religion. Baptist affirmation of soul competency and the indwelling of the Spirit brought them into serious conflict with the crown. Many, many Baptist pastors died in prison.

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