Friday Files, 1 June 2018

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Justin Martyr Day edition of the Friday Files, when we look back at previous SEA posts and think, “Wait, we posted that five years ago? I can’t believe it’s been five years already. Where did the time go? What have I been doing with my life in all that time?” Followed by a minor midlife crisis, and a gratuitious automotive purchase. Guys, chill out.

The views expressed in the articles (and in K.W. Leslie’s summaries) aren’t necessarily those of SEA and its members. Our members’ names are highlighted in blue.

A Day with Arminius video series:
Who Jacob Arminius was, and what he believed.

  1. “Biography of Arminius.” Keith Stanglin, 24 April 2013. View Video at Vimeo →
  2. “God and creation.” Thomas McCall, 1 May 2013. View Video at Vimeo →
  3. “Providence and predestination.” Thomas McCall, 1 May 2013. View Video at Vimeo →
  4. “Sin and Salvation.” Keith Stanglin, 2 May 2013. View Video at Vimeo →

“S.M. Baugh and the meaning of foreknowledge: Another look.”
Thomas McCall, Keith Stanglin, 2005
The use of proginosko in scripture doesn’t come with an inherent Calvinist interpretation of foreknowledge.
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“The meaning of malista in 2 Timothy 4:13 and related verses.”
Vern Sheridan Poythress, October 2002
A Calvinist scholar admits the evidence for claiming malista/“especially” singles out believers alone for salvation, is weak.
Read PDF →

“Eternally secure, provided that…”
Matt O’Reilly, 2 July 2013
Where Simon Peter warns against falling away from eternal security. Nope, not a contradiction.
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“Life of Jacobus Arminius, 1559-1609.”
B.P. Burnett, posted 3 July 2013
A brief biography of the professor, scholar, and theologian.
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“R.C. Sproul, Arminianism, and semi-Pelagianism.”
Roger E. Olson, 22 February 2013
Arminianism isn’t semi-Pelagian, but that hasn’t stopped various Calvinists from insisting on, and persisting in, this misidentification. R.C. Sproul prominently among them.
Read Post at Patheos →

“Romans 5:15.”
Roy Ingle, posted 5 July 2013
To affirm their beliefs, Calvinists regularly insist “all” or “the world” only refers to the elect. Well, in the context of this verse, “many” means all.
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“The almost completely unknown difference that makes all the difference….”
Roger E. Olson, 17 December 2012
You’ll find a lot of nominalism (the belief truth, beauty and goodness are relative) in our culture; and in Calvinism it’s used to define God. Wrongly so.
Read Post at Patheos →

“All are elect, few are elect: Understanding New Testament election language.”
Glen Shellrude, Autumn 2012
How do the New Testament authors refer to election?—as conditional or unconditional?
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“Working through Romans 9.”
Roy Ingle, posted 10 July 2013
Paul wasn’t writing about election to salvation, but warning the Jews their national election doesn’t guarantee salvation.
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Weekly reminder: Feedreaders!

Because many of our SEA members have blogs. And if you wanna stay current with them, get a feedreader or news aggregator—like Feeder, Feedreader, Feedly, G2Reader, Inoreader, NewsBlur, and The Old Reader. Find the blog’s RSS or Atom feed, plug it into your feedreader, and whenever the blog gets updated, so do you. Stay current… and save time.