You can find Patton's original post here I was referred to this recent post by C. Michel Patton and thought I would respond to it. My comments can be found in-between sections of his post below: Definition of Arminianism Arminianism is a theological system developed by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). It is a … Continue reading An Arminian Response to C. Michael Patton’s “The Ultimate Balanced Guide to Arminianism (From a Calvinist)”:The Good, The Bad, And The [Very] Ugly
Does Arminianism Imply That we Can Boast in Our Salvation Over Those Who do Not Believe?
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?
Calvinist Sleight of Hand: A Brief Arminian Interaction With Wayne Grudem’s Arguments Against the Compatibility of Foreknowledge And Conditional Election
A while back someone on the SEA discussion board referenced the following comments by Calvinist Theologian Wayne Grudem arguing against the compatibility of foreknowledge and conditional election. Below is my brief interaction with this quoted material. The idea that God’s predestination of some to believe is based on foreknowledge of their faith encounters still another … Continue reading Calvinist Sleight of Hand: A Brief Arminian Interaction With Wayne Grudem’s Arguments Against the Compatibility of Foreknowledge And Conditional Election
Dr. Brian Abasciano Answers, “Why Did You Believe And Your Neighbor Did Not?”
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?'"
Highlighting an Important Series Critiquing The Calvinist Interpretation of Romans 9
Back in 2010 J.C. Thibodaux started what would eventually become a four part series on Romans 9, with special focus on the problems inherent in the typical Calvinist interpretation of Romans 9. This short series was slow going as it did not conclude until 2012. For that reason it can be hard to follow the … Continue reading Highlighting an Important Series Critiquing The Calvinist Interpretation of Romans 9
Sin, Reprobation and Foreknowledge: The Calvinists’ Attempt to Have Their Cake and Eat it Too
The doctrine of the unconditional election of a part, necessarily implies the unconditional reprobation of the rest. I know some who hold to the former, seem to deny the latter; for they represent God as reprobating sinners, in view of their sins. When all were sinners, they say God passed by some, and elected others. … Continue reading Sin, Reprobation and Foreknowledge: The Calvinists’ Attempt to Have Their Cake and Eat it Too
Does 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Support Calvinism?
Since this passage often comes up in discussions of election and is often put forward as evidence for the Calvinist view, I thought I would share this brief Q & A from the ??Questions?? page, Question: Can you tell me how you view 2Th 2:13? Thanks. Answer: That passage comes up as supporting Calvinism some times, … Continue reading Does 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Support Calvinism?
Grace For All: The Arminian Dynamics of Salvation (Book Review)
John D. Wagner has produced an updated and expanded version of "Grace Unlimited", originally edited by the late Clark H. Pinnock. This updated version is called "Grace For All: The Arminian Dynamics of Salvation." This newer version contains several new essays along with some changes and heavy editing of a few essays that appeared in … Continue reading Grace For All: The Arminian Dynamics of Salvation (Book Review)
Great Quotes: Richard Watson on John 17
It has been urged, indeed, that our Lord himself says, "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me." (John xvii 9). But will they here interpret "the world" to be the world of the elect? If so, they cut even them off from the prayers … Continue reading Great Quotes: Richard Watson on John 17
Dr. Brian Abasciano Critiques James White’s Argument That Acts 13:48 Proves Unconditional Election
Brian Abasciano, James White's Faulty Treatment of the Greek and Context of Acts 13:48 Excerpt: So really, White’s argument is very weak. Sometimes it seems that some are convinced by arguments like these because an author gives concrete reasons and mentions Greek, but that they do not necessarily think through the arguments well enough. In the midst of White talking … Continue reading Dr. Brian Abasciano Critiques James White’s Argument That Acts 13:48 Proves Unconditional Election
Reproof: Recent Book Looking to Re-Package Calvinism With a Fresh New Acronym (PROOF) is Reviewed by a Former Calvinist
Former Calvinist, Doug Sayers, gives a concise and irenic review of the recently released Calvinist book, PROOF. Excerpt: It is a fair criticism to say that PROOF is a one-sided cherry picking of the biblical texts that would seem to support their teaching with very little time devoted to the texts that present Calvinism with … Continue reading Reproof: Recent Book Looking to Re-Package Calvinism With a Fresh New Acronym (PROOF) is Reviewed by a Former Calvinist
Do Arminians Really Pray Like Calvinists?
It is often said by Calvinists that when Arminians pray, they pray like Calvinists. Typically this is expressed in such a way as to imply that while Arminians may deny the theological claims of Calvinism, they affirm Calvinism in the way that they pray. The Calvinist assumes that when Arminians pray for God to work … Continue reading Do Arminians Really Pray Like Calvinists?
Another Nice Short Post on Problems in Calvinism and the Calvinist Use of Language
Janis Joplin, Calvinism and More Words w/ Multiple Meanings Excerpt: I think Jonathan Edwards & Co are looking too much to the hard sciences to explain spiritual realities and therein lies their mistake. They also would deny God the sovereign prerogative to delegate the power of contrary choice to everyone born in sin. In this … Continue reading Another Nice Short Post on Problems in Calvinism and the Calvinist Use of Language
Nice Short Post on Some of the Problems with Calvinism and Calvinist Use of Language
Led Zeppelin, Calvinism and Words With Multiple Meanings HT: Dale Wayman
Craig L. Adam’s on Calvinism’s Use of John 6:44
Calvinism and John 6:44 Related posts and articles: Various Thoughts on the Use of John 6 and Related Passages From John's Gospel to Support Calvinism Daniel Whedon on John 6 The Order of Faith and Election in John's Gospel: You Do Not Believe Because You Are Not My Sheep John 6:37 (Richard Coords) Does John … Continue reading Craig L. Adam’s on Calvinism’s Use of John 6:44
Austin Fischer Responds to Kevin DeYoung’s Review of his Book
My Review of Kevin's Review