It’s the Four Crowned Martyrs Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s weekly browse through the links and articles we’ve posted on the first week in November in various years. Which years? Well they’re below. The views expressed in them aren’t always SEA’s, so heads up. Our members’ names are in blue.
Last year! (2018)
- Roger E. Olson, “Again with ‘Good God’ and Calvinism.” Calvinists claim God is good, same as we do. Problem is, they describe God as evil—but they’ve conveniently redefined “good” to mean “whatever God does,” and not the usual universal definition the rest of humanity—and God himself—goes with.
- John Wesley, “On Voting”:
- Keith Stanglin, “Calvinism and the Assurance of Salvation.” In practice the Reformed doctrine of predestination doesn’t grant people assurance they’re saved: Arminius observed it either drives them to despair, or to libertinism.
- Vic Reasoner, “The Church.” [audio] In three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Part of the FWS Podcast. Reasoner discusses the doctrine of the church.
Five years ago! (2014)
- Post-Reformation Digital Library. A database of books relating to the theology and philosophy of the Reformation to early modern era. Including a number of Arminian works.
- Roger E. Olson, “A Question to Calvinists.” A Calvinist reader objected to the idea God “designed, ordained, and governed” suffering. So, any other Calvinists think that’s not what they believe?
- David L. Allen, “Review of Sinclair Ferguson’s Chapter on Limited Atonement & Assurance in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her.” The chapter critiques John MacLeod Campbell’s The Nature of the Atonement, in which he denies penal substitutionary atonement—and Ferguson agrees.
- Dan Chapa, “The New Living Translation and Calvinism.” The NLT has a number of translation errors which favor Calvinism.
- Micah & A.J. Curado, “Dead in Sins.” [video] Explaining the biblical concept of being dead in our sins.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Ben Henshaw, “Is the ‘New Heart’ of Ezekiel 36:26-27 a Reference to Regeneration Preceding Faith?” The LORD offers to put a new heart and spirit into Israel. Is this describing how regeneration precedes faith?
- Ben Henshaw, “Great Quotes: John Calvin.” If only Calvin followed his own advice.
- M. William Ury, “Will.” From Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology.
- John Goodwin, Redemption Redeemed: Wherein the Most Glorious Work of the Redemption of the World by Jesus Christ is Vindicated Against the Encroachments of Later Times: With a Thorough Discussion of the Great Questions Concerning Election, Reprobation, and the Perseverance of the Saints. [Google Books] A classic, comprehensive, biblical defense of Arminianism.
- John Goodwin, Redemption Redeemed: Wherein the Most Glorious Work of the Redemption of the World by Jesus Christ is Vindicated Against the Encroachments of Later Times: With a Thorough Discussion of the Great Questions Concerning Election, Reprobation, and the Perseverance of the Saints. [Google Books] A classic, comprehensive, biblical (and massive) defense of Arminianism.
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