I will be taking a short vacation and will be away from the computer until next Wednesday. I hope to respond to some recent comments and questions then. Have a great weekend everyone! God Bless, Ben
It is a popular teaching today that once someone becomes a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ, he or she will never cease to be God's child regardless of behavior and continuance in saving faith. In order to express this teaching, it is reasoned from human experience to that which is spiritual and … Continue reading Once A Son Always A Son?
The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29) Calvinists often appeal to Deut. 29:29 when caught in a theological dilemma. Ask a Calvinist how God can exhaustively determine … Continue reading Calvinism And Deuteronomy 29:29
This post completes our series on Ralston's defense of the Arminian belief in self-determinism. This is the grand finale where Ralston tackles the favorite argument against free-will, the doctrine of motives as presented primarily by Jonathan Edwards. This is especially relevant since Calvinists continue to argue along these same lines today and often hold up … Continue reading Thomas Ralston on Freedom of the Will Part 9: The Doctrine of Motives
If you have not paid attention to the side bar in awhile you may have missed the increase in quality Arminian resources. A new section has been added called Arminian Articles and many articles have been recently added. These articles deal with a wide variety of topics from an Arminian perspective. Several have been added … Continue reading Arminian Articles
Kyle over at Preach Faith has written some very engaging posts at his blog lately and is not afraid to challenge Calvinists to defend their views in light of Scripture. He has written three open challenges to Calvinism in the last several weeks. Personally, I think he makes some very strong points concerning problems that have plagued … Continue reading What Say You Calvinist?
Hard to argue with this one. Unless you're a heretic of course! Go Pizza Man!
Thomas Ralston now tackles the necessitarian objection that God's foreknowledge of our actions renders the power of self-determination impossible. II. The next grand objection to the doctrine of free agency is, that it is supposed to be irreconcilable with the Scripture account of the divine prescience. Necessitarians argue that free agency, in the proper sense, … Continue reading Thomas Ralston on Freedom of the Will Part 8: Can Free Agency be Harmonized With Divine Foreknowledge?