Friday Files: Olson’s Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Arminian

, posted by Godismyjudge

Roger Olson’s article: Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Arminian explains the importance of Arminians and Calvinists accepting each other and working together despite their theological differences. Olson shares several personal anecdotes while explaining why classic Arminians are evangelical and neither humanist nor liberal. Olson also shares that even though he remained Arminian, learning about Calvinism provided him some balance on the issues of God’s sovereignty and man’s need for grace. He sees the cooperation of Wesley and Whitefield as a good example of how Calvinists and Arminians need each other, and despite important irreconcilable differences, can work together harmoniously for the cause of Christ.