Regeneration

Do Arminians Believe In A Works Based Doctrine?

, posted by Evan Minton

Calvinists often accuse Arminians of not believing that we are saved by grace because we believe man has the ability to choose between serving Him and serving one’s own sinful desires. Although it’s true that…

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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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Is the Atonement Sufficient For All?

, posted by drwayman

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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The 2013 John 3:16 Conference eBook

, posted by Godismyjudge

You can download the free eBook from the 2013 John 3:16 Conference in either ePub or PDF format from SBC Today: ePub Download PDF Download MOBI/Kindle Download Or in pdf format from this site: 2013 John…

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Arminius on Romans 7:14

, posted by SEA

Arminius on Romans 7:14

provided by SEA member, Roy Ingle

Here are the thoughts of Arminius on Romans 7:14. As I noted before, Adam Clarke felt that the whole of the passage is speaking of an unregenerate man. Arminius agreed. It was here, in his preaching through Romans, that Arminius ignited the controversy with the theologians of his day when he begin to teach that the man of Romans 7 was unregenerate. Calvin had taught that Romans 7 represented the struggle of all Christians including Paul the Apostle.

And now Arminius on Romans 7:14:

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The Extent of Spiritual Death

, posted by SEA

This post was written by SEA member, Pastor Christopher C. Chapman “Very, Very Dead” Calvinist Challenge: Ephesians 2:1-2 “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked…” The spirit of…

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René A. López, “IS FAITH A GIFT FROM GOD OR A HUMAN EXERCISE?”

, posted by SEA

This article is posted with permission from the publisher, the scholarly journal Bibliotheca Sacra. Please click on the attachment to view René A. López, “IS FAITH A GIFT FROM GOD OR A HUMAN EXERCISE?” Bibliotheca Sacra 164 (July–September 2007) 259–76.

It should be noted that, while this is a learned and helpful article, López seems to have missed one major view on the question of whether faith is a gift of God, which is a more typical Arminian view than that it is not; and that is that faith is a gift in the sense that God must enable us to believe, but that like most gifts, it can be rejected and is not irresistible.

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John Goodwin, “Redemption Redeemed”

, posted by SEA

Now available here online, John Goodwin’s Redemption Redeemed may be the best defense of Arminianism ever written. Published in 1651 by the Arminian Puritan John Goodwin (1593-1665), it is written in seventeenth century English with…

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Spiritual Death: Lazarus or the Prodigal Son?

, posted by John Kebbel

Calvinism’s conception of spiritual death undergirds its belief that Regeneration Precedes Faith. In this essay, I contend that Calvinists do not have a correct understanding of spiritual death, that, in fact, their conception appears flawed…

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William Brennan, “John Wesley’s Experimental Religion and Evangelism in a Postmodern Age”

, posted by SEA

John Wesley’s Experimental Religion and Evangelism in a Postmodern Age

written by William Brennan (PhD cand)

EVANGELISM AND THE POSTMODERN CONDITION

That postmodernity is a hazy concept, ill-defined and worse-employed, is by now a sad truism, only worsened by its many variants and broad influence over multiple areas of contemporary life and thought. It must be acknowledged, though, with however much reserve, that there is such a thing as postmodernity which is not only pervasive within the philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics of our day, but which also has deep roots at the popular, cultural level. And though the Church need never capitulate to predominant cultural models, she must ever ask: how will we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this generation? When this question is asked with reference to this present generation, the phenomena of cultural postmodernity—however it is to be more precisely defined—cannot be ignored.

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A New Perspective on Ephesians 1 and 2

, posted by SEA

This post was originally published as the third installment of a series, the first two numbers being “The New Perspective on Paul” and “The New Perspective and the Development of Reformed Doctrine.” The background for…

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Is Faith a Work?

, posted by SEA

Is Faith a Work?

This post is written by SEA member, Roy Ingle

In Romans 4:4-5 we read the following:

4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.

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