It’s the Sts. James, Azadanus, and Abdicius Day edition of the Friday Files, our weekly dig through SEA’s archives to see what we used to be up to… which looks a lot like what we’re still up to. Rightly so.
The views expressed in these articles and links are of interest to SEA, and don’t always reflect our views. Our members’ names are in blue. Articles are from the first half of April…
- Ron Blake, “Seven Truths Found in John 3:16.” It’s packed with important truths.
- “Arminian,” X-Calvinist Corner Files: Testimony #6. [PDF] Despite what Calvinists insist, the scriptures really do say what they appear to.
- Murray Vassar, “Two Views on Romans 9.” How you interpret the passage depends on how you define election.
- Vic Reasoner, “What Is a Wesleyan?” [audio] Part of the FWS Podcast, Reasoner lectures on Wesleyan doctrine at the 2018 Fundamental Wesleyan Society Conference.
- Kingswood Hart, “New Calvinist Bible—Irresistible Grace.” Some satire; how might Calvinists have to
changeadjust the scriptures so it better supports them?
- J. Matthew Pinson, “The Nature of Atonement in the Theology of Jacob Arminius.” [PDF] Christ Jesus serves as both priest and sacrifice, freeing humans from sin, guilt, and wrath.
- Dan Chapa, “Molinists and Ockhamists on the Loose.” Responding to Mark Linville’s “Ockhamists and Molinists in Search of a Way Out,” [which is behind paywalls] in which he reduces Molinism to determinism with extra steps.
- William Birch, “Was Arminius an Open Theist?” If you’re hyper-Calvinist, that’s what you’ll claim. John Mark Hicks says otherwise; big quote from Reconsidering Arminius follows.
- William Birch, “This Week in Arminianism.” For the week of 10 April 2015.
- J.C. Thibodaux, “Who Authored the Crime?” Two criminal case studies which resemble the Arminian and Calvinist views of sovereignty. See if you can spot which one’s actually criminal.
- William Birch, “The Perfection of Christ’s Atonement.” A person is saved to the uttermost by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.
- Dan Chapa, “Friday Files: Abasciano, ‘Clearing Up Misconceptions about Corporate Election.’” In Brian Abasciano’s “Clearing Up Misconceptions about Corporate Election,” [PDF] he addresses five common ideas, all incorrect, about how corporate election works.
- Eric Landstrom, “The Meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Resurrection is the end of history, and when Jesus was raised, it means the end has begun.
- Ben Henshaw, “Provisional Atonement Part 1: Dealing With John Owen’s Arminian Dilemma.” Owen argues Jesus either died for all, some, or only some sins of all. As Calvinists do, he says some; here’s why.
- Ben Henshaw, “Provisional Atonement Part 2: Provision is Consistent With Foreknowledge.” Jesus died for all, but God only saves those who believe, as Jesus made clear in his parable of the wedding banquet.
- Ben Henshaw, “Provisional Atonement Part 3: The Integrity and Justice of God in the Gospel Offer.” Only a universal, but provisional, atonement is consistent with the scriptures—and maintains God’s integrity.
- SEA admin, “We Have All the Volumes of Daniel Whedon’s Commentary on the NT!” No really, we do:
Today: If you gotta be in public, mask up!
But if you don’t have to be in public, and you have more time once you’ve read the links above, there are also the links and books to other Arminians on the internet who’ve written lots of thought-provoking, useful, inspiring stuff. Stay safe!