Continuing from Part 1... Hendryx begins his response to the visitor: (John) Dear Brother ...You say, "monergists take the 'dead in sin' phrase too far" but, I would turn that around to say that you have relied entirely too much on what you believe to be the force of this ONE argument.... Here's why: ... … Continue reading An Arminian Response to John Hendryx on the Meaning and Implications of Spiritual Death Part 2: Dead Reckoning
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?
Application 2: God ordains means as well as ends. God is the Author. This is his story. We are his characters. Therefore, Be a faithful character in God’s story.* Taken from a sermon by Joe Rigney defending the purpose of prayer in a world exhaustively pre-determined by eternal divine decree [you can find a link … Continue reading Calvinist Prayer (and many other things) Explained
"Arminian" has responded at SEA (Magic Hand-waving in the Calvinist Cause) to James Anderson's second rebuttal (The Arminian Cause). Since SEA does not allow comments, this thread will serve as a place where comments and interactions can take place.
A member of the Society of Evangelical Arminians SEA with the screen name of "Arminian" (Blogger and in the past sometimes WordPress) and "arminian1" (now WordPress) has been debating with Calvinist scholar James Anderson, who teaches at Reformed Theological Seminary, over whether petitionary prayer can rightly be called a cause of God's answers to prayer … Continue reading Exposing Calvinist “Forgery” in the Paper Trail of Prophesied Prayers (Comments)
Consitent Calvinism FAQ (Satire)
Please follow this link to the original post at my old Blogger site since the post got jumbled somehow in the transfer to WordPress, and I don't have time right now to try to fix it. I hope to eventually move the post here again when I can find the time.
I have recently been in a conversation with someone over the proper definitions of monergism and synergism and whether or not Arminianism really qualifies as entirely synergistic. I have written a little on this subject already here and here. I want to dig a little deeper and get into what I believe to be an … Continue reading Examining Inconsistencies in Calvinistic Monergism Part 1: Intercessory Prayer