Hyper-Calvinism

Calvinists Concerned about the Salvation of Arminians

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[Editor’s note: What is said in this post about Calvinists applies only to some Calvinists, not all.] Google-search “Are Arminians saved?” and you will discover how so very concerned Calvinists are regarding the possibility of…

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The Cause of God and Presuppositions: Irenæus

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English Baptist and theological hyper-Calvinist John Gill (1697-1771), in his work, The Cause of God and Truth, is found guilty of not only committing numerous logical fallacies regarding the writings of the early Church fathers…

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Is the Atonement Sufficient For All?

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Is the Atonement Sufficient For All? This post was written by SEA member, Roy Ingle Arminianism affirms that the atonement of Christ was so glorious and powerful that it is sufficient for all to be…

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Quick Overview of Lapsarianism

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Quick Overview of Lapsarianism

written by SEA member Roy Ingle

In Calvinism, there are three major views regarding the divine viewpoint of the atonement of Christ and the purpose of the atonement. They describe this viewpoint by ordering a series of decrees that God supposedly made at the beginning of creation. I will present all three views below.

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Q&A with Dr. Olson on Calvinism & Arminianism

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City On A Hill Church in Seattle WA invited Dr. Roger Olson to be part of a “Forum on Calvinism and Arminianism,” during which over 30 of the most common questions related to Calvinism and…

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What Arminians Find Offensive About the “Doctrines of Grace”

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What Arminians Find Offensive About the “Doctrines of Grace”

written by SEA member Roy Ingle

Very often I read or hear Calvinism referred to as “the doctrines of grace.” I am not sure when or why the history of Calvinism began to be described that way, but I can assure you that we Arminians find it offensive to have Calvinism be referred to as the “doctrines of grace.” Why you ask?

1. It Implies Only Calvinism Embraces Grace

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Calvinism and the God-as-Author Analogy

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Calvinism and the God-as-author analogy written by Roger E Olson, PhD One of my faithful visitors here pointed me to the following recent essay posted to the Desiring God blog by one Joe Rigney (professor…

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Calvinism, Arminianism and Omnibenevolence

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Calvinism, Arminianism and Omnibenevolence

This post was written by Randal Rauser, PhD

[Please note that Dr. Rauser is not a member of SEA and that SEA does not necessarily endorse all of his theological positions. We include this post on our site because we think it helpful in some respects.]

Arminians like to point out that according to Calvinism God elects some people to damnation. Of course some Calvinists try to soften this teaching by claiming that the election to damnation is a passive divine act according to which God simply “passes over” and thereby opts not to redeem these people.

Unfortunately this shift in nomenclature doesn’t really make the divine act of election to damnation passive in an ethically significant way. Indeed, it calls to mind James Rachels’ famous thought experiment on passive euthanasia so I’m going to borrow from that thought experiment to make my point.

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8 Things Wesleyans Need to Learn from Neo-Calvinism

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8 Things Wesleyans Need to Learn from Neo-Calvinism

Although not a SEA member, Caleb Friedman makes some great observations for Arminians and Wesleyan-Arminians in particular.

I’m a Wesleyan. Always have been, always will be. However, as I look across the landscape of American evangelicalism, it’s hard to escape the fact that something new and exciting is happening in the Calvinist movement. In March 2009, Time magazine included ‘The New Calvinism’ in its article “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” The fact that any evangelical group would receive such attention from a periodical like Time speaks volumes about the fruit that this movement has been producing for the kingdom in recent years.

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