Foreknowledge

Richard Coords, “Foreknowledge”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Foreknowledge is prescience, meaning knowing ahead of time. For instance, God said of Pharaoh: “‘But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion. So I will stretch…

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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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A. J. Derxsen, “Breaking the Golden Chain”

, posted by Steven Wolf

BREAKING THE GOLDEN CHAIN I don’t find the infamous (from an Arminian standpoint) “Golden Chain” very threatening. (1) Calvinistic “irresistible” conversion of unsaved individuals is nowhere in view, for three reasons. a) It’s the already-converted…

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Romans 8:28-30 and Its Relevance to Romans 9

, posted by kingswoodhart

This is part of a series of posts on Romans. The main focus of this series will be chapters 9-11 of the letter. These chapters, particularly chapter 9, have been interpreted in various different ways….

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Jabez Burns, “Conversation on Predestination”

, posted by K.W. Leslie

This comes from Jabez Burns’s 1849 book Doctrinal Conversations. INQUIRER. “What are we to understand by the doctrine of predestination?” MINISTER. “It is the determination of God’s mind in reference to things to come.” INQUIRER….

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Arminius – Nine Theological Questions

, posted by drwayman

THE NINE QUESTIONS: NINE OPPOSITE QUESTIONS 1. Which is first, Election, or Faith Truly Foreseen, so that God elected his people according to faith foreseen? 1. Is the decree “for bestowing Faith on any one,”…

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