Brian Abasciano addresses this oft repeated Calvinist argument against conditional salvation here: Brian Abasciano, "Addressing the Calvinist Challenge, 'Why Did You Believe And Your Neighbor Did Not?'"
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
Brian Abasciano, "on the Translation of Acts 13:48" Excerpt: Of course, the main translation issue has to do with the translation of tetagmenoi, which the NIV translates (together with esan) as “were appointed”. This is such an important text theologically because it gives the impression that the people referred to believed because God first appointed them … Continue reading More From Dr. Brian Abasciano on Acts 13:48
Excerpt: Concerning the hardening of Pharaoh, after a note of agreement, you just assert positions opposite to mine without substantiation. So I’ll take the opportunity to share something merely anecdotal. Before publishing the book, I submitted my chapter on the hardening of Pharaoh to a distinguished Reformed scholar who is writing a major commentary on … Continue reading Brian Abasciano Responds to Thomas Schreiner’s Recent Review of His Book on Romans 9:10-18
While Calvinists like to play with flowers (or MUPPETS?), Arminians prefer to deal with the FACTS. For an excellent and detailed summary of what Arminians believe and why, be sure to check out The FACTS of Salvation: A summary of Arminian Theology/the Biblical Doctrines of Grace!! I just wanted to share some brief notes about … Continue reading The F.A.C.T.S. of Salvation vs. The T.U.L.I.P. of Calvinism
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
The following is a series of important excerpts from some of the best scholarly works espousing the corporate view of election. Taken together, these quoted sections give a very detailed description of the fundamental elements of the corporate election view, answering many common questions related to the view as well as addressing and correcting common … Continue reading Corporate Election Quotes
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
Click the link below to read Brian Abasciano's masterful response to Dan Wallace's misguided critique of the corporate election view. Dr. Brian Abasciano Responds To Dr. Dan Wallace On The Issue Of Corporate Election
I am a strong proponent of the corporate election view and wanted to list and link to some good resources which explain and advocate that position. Hopefully, I will add on to this as new resources become available. If anyone knows of any good resources on the subject that I have missed, please let me … Continue reading Corporate Election (Resources)
Below are two posts that provide strong Biblical evidence that suggests the Biblical concept of Christian “Calling” has primary reference to “Naming” rather than a summons or invitation: Brian Abasciano on Calling Klein, William W. "PAUL'S USE OF KALEIN: A PROPOSAL"
Dr. Abasciano's doctoral dissertation is concerned with an in-depth exegesis of Rom. 9:1-9 with special attention to the OT background as it relates to Paul's argumentation. It was the basis of his first book in an on going series on Romans 9 (the second volume on Rom. 9:10-18 is expected to be published sometime in 2010, or … Continue reading Dr. Brian Abasciano’s Dissertation on Rom. 9:1-9 Now Available at SEA