Foreknowledge

Mike Barlotta – 3 Characteristics of Predestination

, posted by g1antfan

In “The Softer Face of Calvinism” (Christianity Today), it is argued that, rather than appealing to theologians to understand Reformed theology, one should use the Reformed confessions and creeds. The confessions, therefore, form an important…

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Susanna Wesley on Predestination

, posted by SEA

The following is from a letter written by Susanna Wesley to her son John. This quotation has been taken from John Kirk, The Mother of the Wesleys: A Biography (London: Henry James Tresidder, 1864), 284-86. Explanatory…

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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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Middle Knowledge in Scripture

, posted by Godismyjudge

Description of Middle Knowledge The twin foundations for middle knowledge are the beliefs that the bible teaches libertarian free will and the bible teaches God’s providence over all things.  Middle knowledge reconciles the two by…

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Open Theists’ Additions to Libertarian Free Will

, posted by Godismyjudge

Traditionally, Libertarians have guarded the definition of free will very closely. Libertarians don’t allow compatiblists to remove essential aspects from the concept of free will, like say, reducing ability to hypothetical ability. But while we…

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Arminius on Certainty vs. Necessity

, posted by Godismyjudge

The following quote is from the Works of James Arminius, 1875 London Edition, Examination of Gomarus on Predestination. (Volume 3. p 547-549)  Arminius’ Examination of Gomarus is only in the 1875 edition and is therefore…

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The FACTS of Salvation
C: Conditional Election

, posted by Martin Glynn

Conditional Election (the C in FACTS) [Cf. Article 1 of the 5 Articles of the Remonstrance] There are two main views of what the Bible teaches concerning the concept of election unto salvation: that it is…

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James White on Romans 8:28-30

, posted by Godismyjudge

In James White’s book, The Potter’s Freedom1, he argues for unconditional election based on Romans 8:28-30.  Here’s the passage:  Romans 8:28-30: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,…

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