Out of all the arguments for Calvinism, this is the one that I probably hear the most. It comes in a variety of forms but usually imagines two people under the influence of prevenient grace, suggesting that the one who responds positively should have some reason to boast over the one who did not. It … Continue reading Does Arminianism Imply That we Can Boast in Our Salvation Over Those Who do Not Believe?
1 Corinthians 4:7
Richard Watson on “Who maketh thee to differ from another?” as an Argument for Calvinism
1 Corinthians 4:7, “For who maketh thee to differ from another?” The context shows that the apostle was here endeavouring to repress that ostentation which had arisen among many persons in the Church of Corinth, on account of their spiritual gifts and endowments. This he does by referring those gifts to God, as the … Continue reading Richard Watson on “Who maketh thee to differ from another?” as an Argument for Calvinism
Does Paul Support Calvinism’s View of Irresistible Grace in 1 Corinthians 4:7?
The following is a comment I made in response to a Calvinist appealing to 1 Cor. 4:7 to show that unless faith is an irresistible gift from God, it would give us reason to boast. Links to the original debate are provided below. Real quick. This post is in response to what I would call some irresponsible … Continue reading Does Paul Support Calvinism’s View of Irresistible Grace in 1 Corinthians 4:7?