Various Thoughts on The Use of John 6 And Related Passages From John’s Gospel to Support Calvinism

I have been meaning to do an extensive post on John 6 and related passages for some time, but have not gotten around to it yet.  In the meantime, I thought it would be helpful to post various comments I have made about John 6 and related passages in John's Gospel.  These comments mostly come … Continue reading Various Thoughts on The Use of John 6 And Related Passages From John’s Gospel to Support Calvinism

“Saved by Grace”- Through Faith

Not surprisingly, a Calvinist has taken issue with my recent critique of Paul Washer’s arguments for unconditional election.  This Calvinist, who goes by the moniker, “Saved by Grace” (SBG), left a very lengthy and detailed comment after reading my post, rebuking me for misrepresenting Calvinism and for failing to rightly interpret numerous passages of Scripture.  … Continue reading “Saved by Grace”- Through Faith

The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 4: A Litany of Inaccuracies and Misrepresentations

As stated before, Mr. Brown says that his primary objective in writing his short book was for the purpose of clearing up misunderstandings concerning what Calvinists believe.  In the process of doing this he has also engaged in trying to demonize the opposing system of belief: Arminianism.  I say demonize because Brown, like so many … Continue reading The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism Part 4: A Litany of Inaccuracies and Misrepresentations

Setting Hendryx Straight

J.C. Thibodaux continues to expose John Hendryx's many logical fallacies and blatant misrepresentation of synergism.   Be sure to check it out. Reply to John Hendryx's continued distortions You can read J.C.'s initial reply to John's "Challenge to all Synergists" here and his response to John's first rebuttal (via e-mail) here.

Perseverance of the Saints Part 12: Examining Passages Commonly Appealed to by the Advocates of Unconditional Eternal Security

Having examined the primary passages that teach apostasy we now examine the passages that the advocates of unconditional eternal security believe clearly support their doctrine: John 10:27-29 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them … Continue reading Perseverance of the Saints Part 12: Examining Passages Commonly Appealed to by the Advocates of Unconditional Eternal Security

Gordan Gives Me Props And Rebukes At Reformed Mafia

Gordan from Reformed Mafia has been kind enough to devote an entire post to some comments I made in a combox at Triablogue. I thought I would return the favor by devoting a post to addressing his concerns. Gordan’s comments are in blue. I made some spelling corrections in my original comments that Gordan quotes. … Continue reading Gordan Gives Me Props And Rebukes At Reformed Mafia

John 6 Series

I will be doing a series on John 6 as it has become the favorite Calvinist proof text for the doctrines of unconditional election, irresistible grace, and inevitable perseverance. For some Calvinists it is the answer to every Arminian objection to "Reformed" theology. For this reason I want to take a close look at this … Continue reading John 6 Series

Is The Drawing of John 12:32 Universal or Particular?

Before examining some of the other Calvinists "proof texts" for irresistible regeneration, we will take a moment to deal with a common Calvinist objection to the Arminian appeal to Jn. 12:32 as an example of universal "drawing". When Calvinists point to John 6:44 as an example of particular irresistible "drawing", Arminians will often quickly refer … Continue reading Is The Drawing of John 12:32 Universal or Particular?

Does John 6:44 Teach Irresistible Grace?

As I stated in my last post, there is no more important question with regards to the controversy between Arminianism and Calvinism than the question of priority with regards to faith and regeneration. R.C. Sproul writes, A cardinal point of Reformed theology [Calvinism] is the maxim: "Regeneration precedes faith." Our nature is so corrupt, the … Continue reading Does John 6:44 Teach Irresistible Grace?