From the outset I want to make it clear that I'm not asserting that Calvinism is heresy, as I consider most Calvinists to be genuine brothers and sisters. This post is rather about a serious error that has subtly crept up in the teachings of many Reformed Theology proponents and teachers. It is not one … Continue reading The Cancer in Calvinism
The links to the series no longer work, so here are a few interactions from his blog: Review of Henri Blocher, Chapter 20, Systematic Theology of Definite Atonement in "From Heaven He Came and Sought Her" Review of Henry Stange's Chapter on Those Who Never Hear the Gospel in "From Heaven He Came and Sought … Continue reading Dr. David Allen Reviews and Critiques “From Heaven He Came And Sought Her”, The Latest Calvinist Defense of Limited (Definite) Atonement
Billy Birch has written an excellent post on why certain Calvinists might tend to act the way that they do towards non-Calvinists. It is also a gentle and necessary reminder to us all to conduct ourselves with grace, compassion, and respect when discussing these controversial topics. Thanks Billy!
As we noted in our last post [Part 1] Arminians see the atonement of Jesus Christ as being provisional in nature. Not only is the atonement provisional but it is more specifically provisional in Christ Jesus. Only those who come to partake of Christ partake also of the atonement available through union with Him. Since we … Continue reading Provisional Atonement Part 2: Provision is Consistent With Foreknowledge
I lifted this from Jeff Paton's website. He gives an answer based on his commitment to the "sacrificial" view of the atonement, which allows him to bypass the force of Owen's argument. As I have stated before, I am not (at this time) dogmatic about views of atonement. I do, however, favor the penal satisfaction view … Continue reading Provisional Atonement Part 1: Dealing With John Owen’s Arminian Dilemma
Dan is doing a nice series on Owen's arguments in The Death of Death in the Death of Christ over at Arminian Chronicles.