Friday Files, 14 June 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Elisha’s Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s weekly look behind ourselves to see if we dropped anything, pick it up, dust it off, say “Oh that’s interesting,” and value it again for a little while before it once again gets lost in the pile.

Views expressed herein aren’t always those of SEA. (’Cause we post stuff by Calvinists if it’s relevant.) Posts are from the second week of June…

Last year! (2018)

Five years ago! (2014)

  • Rick Patrick, “Same Gospel, Different Offer.” Calvinism believes the same as Traditionalism about salvation, but there are some great big differences in the way these sects view God’s character, motives, values, and work. So… which God are these groups presenting to the lost?
  • Jakob Hermanszoon (Jacobus Arminius), “Certainty vs. Necessity.” Certainty is when we know something will happen. Necessity is when we decide something has to happen. Clearly they’re not the same thing, and we ought not automatically read necessity into God’s foreknowledge.
  • John Miley, Systematic Theology [Internet Archive], 1892. Miley’s extensive Arminian theology, which takes a governmental view of atonement—which not all Arminians will agree upon, but still.
    1. Volume 1. [PDF]
    2. Volume 2. [PDF]
  • Dan Chapa, “Open Theists’ Additions to Libertarian Free Will.” If you believe God’s only making profoundly educated deductions about the future, instead of comprehensively knowing it, “free will” significantly changes meaning.
  • Marc Lotharson, “Predestined to Eternally Suffer? An Interview with Philosopher Jerry Walls.” If you don’t really believe God so loved the world, the nature of hell gets profoundly darker.

Ten years ago! (2009)

Today: Our links.

Are you looking for more to read? ’Cause there’s a lot in here, y’know. But if that’s the case we have a page of links, for our members write a lot. If you were wondering, “Is there anything else on the internet about Arminianism?” oh yes there is. So very much.