Article by Günther H. Juncker, re-posted from SEA According to Calvinism, Rom 11:5-7 teaches double predestination. On the one hand there is a “remnant” that is elect and has been “chosen” for salvation from before the foundation of the world. And on the other hand there is “the rest” who are the non-elect, or reprobate, … Continue reading Calvinist Election Refuted in Romans 11: A Concise And Devastating Article By A Professor of New Testament And Greek
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
See Part 1: The Set Up Part 2: Theological Imprecision and Misrepresentations Patton: However, I think we need take a step back and see that while the shoe fits when it comes to some particular issues in Calvinism these accusations are far from forming the bedrock of the primary issues in Calvinism. You see, one of the many reasons I am … Continue reading An Arminian Response to C. Michael Patton’s “The Irrationality of Calvinism” Part 2: Theological Imprecision and Misrepresentations
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
After posting my exegesis of Romans 9, I deemed a follow-up series of posts necessary to show why the observations made therein are relevant to the debate on the conditionality of election. Interestingly, I've had a few comments that my exegesis sounds "Calvinistic;" this is quite far from the truth. Said post was actually foundational … Continue reading Where Calvinism Gets Romans 9 Wrong: Who do Jacob and Esau Represent?
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
SEA has been diligently providing its readers with excellent Arminian resources. Recently Dr. Brian Abasciano's newest theological article on corporate election was made available. Here is the write-up from SEA [Introducing Dr. Brian Abasciano's "Clearing Up Misconceptions About Corporate Election"]: SEA is excited to announce the addition to our site of Dr. Brian Abasciano’s recently published article … Continue reading Some New Must Read Articles at SEA (Abasciano and McCall)
I wrote a lengthy response to C. Michael Patton's post on Rom. 9 entitled "Why Does He Still Find Fault": Predestination, Election, and the Argument of Romans 9. Apparently, it was a little too lengthy for Patton's taste since he deleted all but the first in a series of posts and then made a general … Continue reading An Apparently Not So Brief Response to C. Michael Patton on Rom. 9
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
A co-worker of mine bought me a Life in The Spirit Study Bible (which used to go by the name Full Life Study Bible). This Study Bible has several articles and verse by verse notes from a Pentecostal Arminian perspective. The notes are well researched and easy to understand. I do not hold to a … Continue reading Election and Predestination- Life in the Spirit