Friday Files, 16 August 2019

, posted by K.W. Leslie

It’s the St. Simplician’s Day edition of the Friday Files, our weekly stroll through SEA’s archive garden. Pluck a flower or two. The views expressed in them aren’t always Arminian, so yep, some have thorns. SEA members’ names are in blue. Posts are from the third week of August…

Last year! (2018)

  • Mike Barlotta, “The Death of John Owen’s Argument: A General Atonement Means God Failed to Achieve His Goal.” Still taking apart Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.
    • In Part 1, Owen figured if Jesus atones for all, everybody’s saved, ’cause sovereignty means God gets everything he wants. [You know, the usual mistake.]
    • In Part 2, Owen takes his idea to its logical conclusions—which would be mighty disturbing if he hadn’t got his original premise wrong.
    • In Part 3, Owen admits it’d work if salvation was contingent on the condition we believe. But he’s not going there.
  • Vic Reasoner, “Atonement.” [audio] In two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Part of the FWS Podcast. Reasoner explains the doctrine of atonement.

Five years ago! (2014)

Ten years ago! (2009)

Looking for more to read?

Time for the weekly reminder about SEA’s additional resources page. Now with a table of contents, so you can bounce right to the stuff you want. Because there’s a lot of things to read in there. Oughta take you months.