David Allen Soundly Refutes John Piper’s View on Limited Atonement and the Genuine Offer of the Gospel

Review of John Piper's chapter in "From Heaven He Came and Sought Her" Part 1 Review of John Piper's chapter in "From Heaven He Came and Sought Her" Part 2 Related posts: Provisional Atonement Part 2: Provision is Consistent with Foreknowledge Provisional Atonement Part 3: The Integrity and Justice of God in the Gospel Offer … Continue reading David Allen Soundly Refutes John Piper’s View on Limited Atonement and the Genuine Offer of the Gospel

Dr. David Allen Reviews and Critiques “From Heaven He Came And Sought Her”, The Latest Calvinist Defense of Limited (Definite) Atonement

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

The F.A.C.T.S. of Salvation vs. The T.U.L.I.P. of Calvinism

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

Nelson’s Dictionary of Christianity Gets it Wrong: Examining the So Called “15 Major Tenets of Arminianism”

About a year ago I engaged in a conversation with someone who kept misrepresenting Arminian and Wesleyan teaching while insisting that his claims were “historical facts”.  This person kept making reference to the “15 Major Tenets of Arminianism” to back up his claims.  I had no idea what this could be a reference to since … Continue reading Nelson’s Dictionary of Christianity Gets it Wrong: Examining the So Called “15 Major Tenets of Arminianism”

Provisional Atonement Part 3: The Integrity and Justice of God in the Gospel Offer

In this post we will defend the premise that only a universal provisional atonement view can maintain the integrity of God in the gospel offer and the universal command to repent. The Bible is clear that God commands all men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30). But what is the basis for this repentance? Repentance means … Continue reading Provisional Atonement Part 3: The Integrity and Justice of God in the Gospel Offer

Karate Expert Dan Phillips Gets Body Slammed on 1 John 2:2

Calvinist Dan Phillips posted on Karate Exegesis, using 1 John 2:2 as an example, trying to use the old John Owen Trilemma argument to make his point.  He was then body slammed through the mat (in his meta) by what appears to be a  four point Calvinist: Karate Dan writes in a portion of his post (please see the … Continue reading Karate Expert Dan Phillips Gets Body Slammed on 1 John 2:2

Provisional Atonement Part 2: Provision is Consistent With Foreknowledge

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

Provisional Atonement Part 1: Dealing With John Owen’s Arminian Dilemma

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