Open Theism

Who Speaks For Arminianism

, posted by Martin Glynn

[All footnotes link to the original post]   What is Arminianism? This sounds like it should be a simple matter. Simply look it up a dictionary and read what’s there. But there is a problem….

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God, Predestination & Foreknowledge

, posted by jeremyo1610

I recently heard someone say that God is watching and waiting, to see what we are going to do and what choices we will make. This person went on to say that because God is…

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That Wonderful (Mind-Controlling) God?

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“You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are…

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The Making of a Classical Arminian

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The lovely picture to your right is a Dutch-Calvinist work naming Arminianism a five-headed, four-footed, part man, part beast, monster. The five-fold head of this monster represents the head of Avarice, Deceit, Riot (or Sedition),…

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Was Arminius an Open Theist?

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There exists a false charge that Arminius’ theology, when consistently maintained, renders one an Open Theist. This charge is merely a rhetorical one, synonymous with the insistence that the only consistent Calvinism is hyper-Calvinism, or…

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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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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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Robert E. Picirilli, An Arminian Response to Open Theism

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Please click on the attachment to view Robert E. Picirilli’s response to open theism in his article entitled, “AN ARMINIAN RESPONSE TO JOHN SANDERS’S THE GOD WHO RISKS: A THEOLOGY OF PROVIDENCE“, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44/3 (September 2001) 467–91.

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Why I am not an Open Theist

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by Roger E. Olson Someone asked me why I am not an open theist. I respect open theists for their dedication to biblical exegesis and for their determination to emphasize the personal nature of God….

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