It’s the St Joanna’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our “this week in SEA history” feature. Views in the articles don’t necessarily reflect those of SEA, and our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the fourth week of May…
Last year! (2018)
• Evan Minton, “Let the Wiggling Commence: A Response to Kevin Courter.” So after Minton’s piece, “5 Biblical Texts That Calvinists Can’t Wiggle Out Of,” a Calvinist responded with a rebuttal of each section, and Minton responded with this rebuttal of the rebuttals. Oh, but that’s not all…
• Evan Minton, “Scripture in the Hands of a Wiggly Calvinist: A Response to Tony Lee Ross Jr.” Same deal: Another Calvinist offered a rebuttal to the aforementioned article, so Minton replied to him too.
• Rich Davis, “ ‘Whoever’ (of the Elect) Believes: A Reply to Bignon and Gibson.” Calvinists commonly misinterpret John 3:16 so “the world” really means “the elect”… but when you redefine it this way, it doesn’t logically follow.
Five years ago! (2014)
• Mike Lowry, “Heading Towards the Cross: The Offense of Substitutionary Atonement.” The idea of God’s wrath—even though it’s directed towards sin, not people—still makes people uncomfortable.
• Roger E. Olson, “My Response to Al Mohler’s Defense of Limited Atonement.” Olson insists the gospel includes that God loves all, and wants all saved. If Mohler’s gospel can’t say that, Olson doesn’t know that he can preach the gospel alongside him.
• Steve Sewell, “A Case for Conditional Security, and Why It’s Not a Works Salvation.” We don’t forfeit salvation because we fail to do good works. But can a Christian with no good works be realistically said to have faith, much less salvation?
• Chuck Gutenson, “What is prevenient grace?” [video] On John Wesley’s understanding of prevenient grace, and its place in the order of salvation.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Nathan Bangs, The Errors of Hopkinsianism Detected and Refuted. [Google Books] 1815. A rejection of Samuel Hopkins’ belief that one must be willing to be damned if God’s glory requires it.
- Nathan Bangs, The Reformer Reformed. [Google Books] 1818. The followup to The Errors of Hopkinsianism Detected and Refuted.
- Joseph Agar Beet, Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. [Google Books] 1877. An analysis of Romans from an Arminian perspective.
- Joseph Benson, The Holy Bible, II: 1 Kings–Proverbs. [Google Books] 1846. A study bible including Benson’s notes.
- Joseph Benson, The Holy Bible, III: Ecclesiastes–Malachi. [Google Books] 1846.
- Joseph Benson, The Holy Bible, IV: Matthew–Acts. [Google Books] 1846.
- Joseph Benson, The Holy Bible, V: Romans–Revelation. [Google Books] 1847.
- Wilbur Fisk, Calvinistic Controversy. [Google Books] 1835. Various sermons on predestination and election.
- John Fletcher, The Works of the Reverend John Fletcher. [Google Books] 1833. In four volumes: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4.
- Daniel D. Whedon, A Popular Commentary on the New Testament, III: Acts–Romans. [Google Books] 1875. Part of a series produced by the Methodist Episcopal Church in America.
- Daniel D. Whedon, A Popular Commentary on the New Testament, IV: 1 Corinthians–2 Timothy. [Google Books] 1876. Part of a series produced by the Methodist Episcopal Church in America.
• Martin Glynn, “1 John 5:19; a Devotional.” The world is full of evil, yet we’re from God. Are we living this way?
• Kevin Jackson, “C. Michael Patton Addresses the Unloving Attitude of Some Calvinists.” Jackson notes “Calvinists, Let’s Calm Down” isn’t the first time Patton’s had to do this.
• James M. Leonard, “Who Are Free Will Baptists?” Some history of this Reformed Arminian movement.
• Dan Chapa, “Owen’s Death of Death—Chapter 7—Section 6 (Final Section).” In which John Owen fails to prove his point that Arminians have no assurance.
• Dan Chapa, Index to Review of John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.” In case you want to go back and read all Chapa’s point-by-point rebuttals to Owen’s book.
• Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Goodwin on Romans 9.” An overview of John Goodwin’s 1835 book, Exposition of the Ninth Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. [Google Books] With a few highlights.
Are you not entertained?
Y’might notice the Friday Files is packed with reading material. And if that doesn’t float your boat, I could suggest the blogs of SEA’s members… but even that may not be enough for your appetites, so I dunno. I tried though.