Theodicy

Why I Am An Arminian
Part IV: Theology

, posted by Martin Glynn

I do not know whether or not you have noticed, but as I’ve been going, I am moving from my least relevant reasons to my most relevant reasons as to why I am an Arminian…

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Roger Olson, “My Response to Two Books about Arminius”

, posted by SEA

Response to W. Stephen Gunter, Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments and Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall, Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace Roger E. Olson             These two books are significant contributions to what I call the…

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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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From Tozer to Piper to Arminius: A Theological Journey

, posted by jaswa

The following is a personal testimony of Josh Valdez originally posted here. ___________________________________________________________ Theological Discovery Like most, my teenage years were monumentally formative in my development.  High School provided the unique opportunity of digesting deep theological…

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The Problem of Natural Evil

, posted by drwayman

The Problem of Natural Evil

Though not a member of SEA, Ryan Ragozine the author of this post, presents some good thoughts:

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Calvinist Quotes on God Determining All Evil

, posted by SEA

Click on the link: Calvinist Quotes on God Determining All Evil Note: The author speaks very strongly against Calvinism in some of his commentary on the quotes. Please remember that the views expressed in individual posts are…

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Calvinism and the Evil of Kim Jong-Il

, posted by SEA

After the passing of Kim Jong-Il (our font makes it look like “Jong the Second,” but it is really the capital letter i followed by the lowercase letter L), Justin Taylor did a brief post highlighting how diabolical he was:

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/12/19/inside-kim-jong-ils-diabolical-world/

It is simply baffling that Calvinists can decry the diabolical, heinous actions of Kim Jong-Il (and others like him), and yet they hold that God first conceived in his own divine heart every one of the man’s wicked actions, thought them up without any influence outside of himself, and unconditionally and irresistibly decreed them without any influence outside of himself, resulting in the man doing them all without any chance, power, or ability to do anything else. It’s madness I tell you! Madness!!

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Haiti – Why do Disasters Happen?

, posted by Kevin Jackson

Why do disasters happen? What should Christians do when disasters happen? The recent earthquake in Haiti was catastrophic. Perhaps it has caused you to wonder if it was caused by God. I don’t think that…

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