Free Will

Paul Copan, “Divine Exasperation”

, posted by SEA

Part of proper hermeneutics is not simply seeing what any individual passage means, but also looking for themes and styles of expression throughout the Bible and understanding what they mean for our relationship with God….

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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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I Find Your Definition of Faith Disturbing

, posted by g1antfan

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. – Acts 16:31 A friend recently gave me a copy of Grace, Salvation & Discipleship by Charles C. Bing to review. The author, a strong…

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John Wesley On Regeneration

, posted by g1antfan

  John Wesley was someone who focused on the practical matters of living out the Christian life. But he did not ignore the essential doctrines of the faith. In sermon #45, entitled “The New Birth”,…

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Can One Be Both a Calvinist and a Molinist?

, posted by drwayman

Can one be both a Calvinist and a Molinist? Many Reformed Christians have deemed this an impossibility, while some prominent Reformed philosophers like Alvin Plantinga and Del Ratzsch profess to be simultaneously Calvinists and Molinists….

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Rich Davis, “Clary’s 10 Concerns”

, posted by SEA

In my “The ‘C’ in Calvinism?” (reproduced here), I set out three difficulties for Calvinistic choice. In his “Calvinism and Choice,” historical theologian Ian Clary lists ten points at which my thinking is in need…

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Can God Love All People?

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Calvinist John Piper answers the question he himself frames and thus poses: “Why can’t God eternally love those who don’t believe in Him?” (link) Is there not at least one obvious and inherent flaw in…

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