Sovereignty of God

What Do You Mean, “God is in Control?”

, posted by Casey L. Donnelly

I drove six hours home to Oklahoma a few days before my grandmother’s funeral. Her fight against cancer was over. I remember when my dad called me with the news. It did not come as…

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Life is like a …

, posted by g1antfan

On one of the Society of Evangelical Arminian (SEA) forums, we were exploring illustrations on how we might describe the world, specifically how can we describe the interactions between God’s sovereignty and man’s freedom and…

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Why I May or May Not Respond to Every Comment

, posted by Matthew Murphy

Originally posted on Arminian Theology. Any hitherto reference to “this site” is a reference to Arminian Theology. While this represents that site’s official policy, we felt it apt to recommend this policy to other bloggers. …

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Rich Davis, “Clary’s 10 Concerns”

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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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The Bible Project Video on Job

, posted by SEA

The Bible Project is a tremendous resource for understanding the Bible that, in the Project’s own words, utilizes short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcasts, and…

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Rich Davis, “Calvinism’s Gospel Tautology”

, posted by SEA

Christians of every stripe agree that Christ’s substitutionary and atoning work on Calvary’s cross is marvelous beyond comprehension. It is an act of unspeakable mercy, condescension, and grace—on the human level, wholly unearned and uninitiated,…

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Steve Sewell, “Does Compatibilism Make Sense?”

, posted by Steve Sewell

My definition of “Compatibilism” : A desperate attempt by Calvinists to exonerate God of evil doing. Calvinists believe that God has predetermined all things, that all things happen in the world — including all sin…

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The Practical Implications of Free Will

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In the follow-up post to “A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Free Will’,” entitled “Six Practical Reasons ‘Free Will’ Matters,” John Piper expounds upon the practicality of Free Will. After all, he states, “It is a great…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Free Will

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Free Will regards the ability to make choices — choices that were not necessitated and brought into reality by a proactive and eternal decree of God — choices that lead to belief systems resulting in…

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God and Foresight

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Bombastic Calvinist James White thinks that the deterministic-Calvinistic view of the sovereignty of God is “the single issue that separates the supernatural religion of Christianity from the man-centered religions that surround us.”1 James White, who…

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Determinism in the Hebrew Scriptures: Hosea

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What scholars refer to as the Minor Prophets, which include the books following the prophet Daniel (from Hosea to Malachi), we discover that the consistent theme of God’s sovereignty and humanity’s relative free will remain…

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Causal vs Social Centered — Part I: Glory

, posted by Martin Glynn

What Is Centeredness I have often heard it said by Calvinists that they are God centered while we are man centered. Now as far as I have seen, they’ve never really given a definition about…

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