It’s the St. Alexandra of Rome Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s look back at our previous years. It’s good stuff to read if you’re sitting at home, staying away from viruses… or riding out any viruses you might’ve picked up. Either way, God keep you safe.
The views expressed in these articles and links aren’t always those of SEA. Our members’ names are in blue. Articles are from the third week of March…
- Patrick of Ireland, “I Arise Today…” Well unless Christ Jesus returns today, no he doesn’t. Still, the Prayer of St. Patrick is a good way to start your morning.
- “Adam,” “X-Calvinist Corner Files: Testimony #4.” When people want to know why Adam’s no longer Calvinist, here’s the good long answer he doesn’t have the time to tell them.
- Ben Henshaw, “Question About the Prodigal Son and the Forfeiture of Salvation.” Is Jesus’s prodigal son story an example of how one can lose salvation, yet come back? No.
- Roy Ingle, “Is Perseverance Necessary For Eternal Life?” Yes. Mosts Calvinists believe so too; where we disagree is the part election plays in perseverance. Yet some Christians really do believe a Christian could defy God, die unrepentant, yet still inherit the kingdom… entirely because they’re elect. Here’s why they’re wrong.
- The Remonstrance podcast, “The Wesleyan Quadrilateral.” [audio] In two parts, Episode 59 and Episode 60. On where Christians get and define our doctrine; on the use of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral in doing so.
- Brian Abasciano, “A Conversation about the Translation of Acts 13:48.” A discussion with a fellow language scholar on how the verse is best translated.
- F. Leroy Forlines, “On Acts 13:48.” An interpretation of the verse, and discussion about its interpretation, in context.
- Charles Edward White, “Does God Call All the Shots?.” [PDF] God’s sovereignty doesn’t turn him into an evil despot.
- Dan Chapa, “Book Review: Whomever He Wills, Chapter 3: Unconditional Election.” In Andrew Davis’s chapter of Whomever He Wills, he tackles conditional election, poorly.
- William Birch, “This Week in Arminianism.” Links to what Arminians were blogging in March 2015.
- Kevin Jackson, “Addressing a Boettner Quote About Limited Atonement.” Calvinists sure do like to quote Boettner on Arminianism, but it’s a misrepresentation.
- Ben Henshaw, “Some Excellent and Concise Comments on Free Will, the Bondage of Sin, and Prevenient Grace.” Specifically from F. Leroy Forlines, from The Quest for Truth.
- William Birch, “Kenneth Keathley and the Doctrine of Overcoming Grace.” In Keathley’s Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach, chapter 4, he discusses overcoming grace—which isn’t irresistible nor prevenient… though it sure looks like prevenient, effectual grace.
- J.P. Moreland, “Complementarity, Agency Theory, and the God-of-the-Gaps.” An attempt to reconcile contemporary science with Christian ideas about God, which identifies libertarian human freedom as more rational and consistent than the compatibilist view.
Binge-watching takes up too much bandwidth. Check out SEA’s archives instead. And if you’re craving newer material, we have a page full of links and books so you can see what our members and friends are writing while they’re staying home.