Dr. Brian Abscaiano's article critiquing the Calvinist claims on the use of 1 John 5:1 to support regeneration preceding faith is now available online. While it was initially posted online, it was later removed because the Journal it was published in did not grant permission for public posting. However, after a year those rights revert … Continue reading Brian Abasciano’s Article on 1 John 5:1 is Now Available!
Brian Abasciano, "A Reply to James White on 1 John 5:1 And The Order of Faith and Regeneration" You can find the beginning of his interaction with James White here Excerpt: Ironically, it is White who argues regarding 1 John 5:1 as the JW’s do regarding 2 Peter 1:1. For they point to minor syntactical … Continue reading Dr. Brian Abasciano’s Second Response to James White on 1 John 5:1
You can find the link to the podcast and some brief supplemental comments from Dr. Abasciano at SEA: Brian Abasciano Interviewed on the Claims of James White Concerning the Greek of 1 John 5:1 and the Order of Faith and Regeneration
John Piper recently made the following Tweet: "Everyone who believes has been born of God" (1 John 5:1). So faith does not cause the new birth; the new birth causes faith. — John Piper (@JohnPiper) July 25, 2013 Unfortunately for Piper, this erroneous argument has been soundly refuted. John Piper and all Calvinists still making … Continue reading John Piper Tweets Out An Already Refuted Calvinist Argument on 1 John 5:1
This scholarly treatment of the passage and the language of 1 John 5:1 is long overdue. In light of this article, I don't see how Calvinists can continue to reference this erroneous argument. You can down load the article from SEA: Brian J. Abasciano, "Does Regeneration Precede Faith? The Use of 1 John 5:1 as … Continue reading Biblical Scholar Brian Abasciano Refutes the Popular Calvinist Argument That the Language of 1 John 5:1 Means That Regeneration Precedes Faith
I believe that I have sufficiently demonstrated that the Biblical ordo salutis (order of salvation) is not that regeneration precedes faith. I gave both a positive argument here, and negative arguments here, here, and here. Before moving on to examine the other petals of our favorite little flower, I wanted to give some brief attention … Continue reading Examining A Rather Strange "Proof Text" For Irresistible Regeneration