Friday Files, 14 December 2018

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Spyridon’s Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s weekly reexamination of our archive. The views expressed in the articles are those of their authors, and frequently SEA. Our members’ names are highlighted in blue.

“The New Living Translation and Calvinism.”
Dan Chapa, 18 June 2013. Various mistranslations in the 2007 edition of the NLT make it unreliable—and favor a Calvinist view.
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“Dead in sins.”
Micah and A.J. Currado, 26 October 2014. A video which answers the question, “What’s it mean to be dead in our sins?”
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“A review of Randy Alcorn’s Hand in Hand.”
Micah Currado, posted 13 November 2014. Alcorn does a fine and fair job of representing the Arminian view in his book on human choice and God’s sovereignty.
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“The justification transposition.”
Mike Barlotta, 12 September 2014. The order of salvation, and how justification has to happen before we’re born again.
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“The early church on corporate and not unconditional election.”
William W. Klein, posted 15 November 2014. The apostles who wrote the New Testament viewed election in primarily corporate terms. God may choose individuals in the realm of ministry, but far from unconditionally.
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“God loves you!”
Billy Graham and others, posted 12 December 2012. No really; God loves you.
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“The Arminian Confession of 1621.”
Simon Episcopius et al, translated by Mark A. Ellis, 2005. A statement of faith, correcting the misrepresentations of the Synod of Dort.
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“Calvinist, Arminian, and Baptist perspectives on soteriology.”
Various authors, spring 2011. From the Journal for Baptist Theology. Includes a panel discussion (including SEA member James Leonard) on Thomas Grantham’s view on salvation, and Eric Hankins’ traditionalist attempt to go “beyond” Calvinism and Arminianism.
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“Reponse to Jesse Morrel’s video: Beyond Augustine.”
Martin Glynn, 4 February 2013. Morrel claims Calvinists got their ideas from ancient gnosticism. But he flubs his history a bit.
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“Calvinism and God-ordained suffering: A follow up.”
Roger E. Olson, 20 September 2014. Calvinists may not agree God ordains suffering. But in so doing they’re not consistent with John Calvin’s teachings.
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“What did Charles Hodge say about ‘The decrees of God’?”
Roger E. Olson, 25 September 2014. Introducing Hodge. He has a profound influence in North American Calvinism, so what he wrote is worth knowing.
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“What did Charles Hodge say about ‘The decrees of God’? (part 2)”
Roger E. Olson, 26 September 2014. “New Calvinism” isn’t new; it’s simply repackaged Hodge. Including the bits about evil as God’s intention, happening for God’s glory.
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“Where Calvinists and Arminians agree: Everything good is gift.”
Roger E. Olson, 28 September 2014. Despite our differences, both Arminians and Calvinists recognize God’s grace is what empowers every good deed accomplished by totally depraved humanity. Problem is, too many American churches teach Pelagianism instead.
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