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
An Arminian Response to the Calvinist use of Isaiah 10:5-16 as a Proof Text for Compatibilism
[updated on 1/5/23] From an interaction with a Calvinist: Calvinist: Most Calvinists believe in a soft determinism called compatiblism [sic.]. This is clearly taught in Gen 50:20: “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save … Continue reading An Arminian Response to the Calvinist use of Isaiah 10:5-16 as a Proof Text for Compatibilism
Does Revelation 17:17 Teach That God Irresistibly Controls The Wills of Men to Evil?
Revelation 17:17: “For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.” This is a passage that many Calvinists hold up as a proof text for determinism. It is especially brought up … Continue reading Does Revelation 17:17 Teach That God Irresistibly Controls The Wills of Men to Evil?
Tackling Calvinist Errors on Omniscience & Aseity (Plus a Deductive Proof)
In our last post on Calvinists who talk past the debate, we handily disposed of the fallacious arguments of a Calvinist objector insists on misrepresenting the issue. He tries to salvage his rapidly-crumbling narrative with yet more proof that he is simply talking past what is being discussed without understanding it. Still Missing the Point I've been pretty … Continue reading Tackling Calvinist Errors on Omniscience & Aseity (Plus a Deductive Proof)
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
Calvinism And The Fall: The Problem Ignored Again
Just saw this post called "Man's Will: Before And After the Fall" which opens with these words: Augustine and the Calvinistic tradition in general define the will's freedom, or lack thereof, in relation to sin. Why? Because this is how the Bible defines it. Jesus declared "everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. … Continue reading Calvinism And The Fall: The Problem Ignored Again
Another Great Post From Rich Davis on the Problems of Calvinism
Rich Davis continues to defend his "C" in Calvinism argument that interacts with R.C. Sproul and shows that despite Sproul's insistence that conversion is not coercive in Calvinism, by his own definition of coercion Calvinistic conversion is indeed coercive. In this short article he address recent criticism from Dr. Ian Clary. Here is a re-post … Continue reading Another Great Post From Rich Davis on the Problems of 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)
A Concise and Powerful Refutation of Theistic Determinism
"The Dilemma of Theistic Determinism" by Dr. Günther H. Juncker from the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry Excerpt: In the popular tradition of William James’s classic “The Dilemma of Determinism” and Sir Karl Popper’s “Indeterminism and Human Freedom,” I offer up the following sound bite as food for philosophical and theological thought. "If determinism is true … Continue reading A Concise and Powerful Refutation of Theistic Determinism
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?
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
Troubling Trends Among YRR Calvinists
The troubling trend in America's "Calvinist Revival" HT: Dale V. Wayman
Austin Fischer Responds to Kevin DeYoung’s Review of his Book
My Review of Kevin's Review
An Insightful Review of Austin Fischer’s New Book on Leaving Calvinism
Check out this reflective and insightful review of Austin Fischer's book, Young, Restless And No Longer Reformed. John Frye (also a former Calvinist) presents a short and thought provoking summary of the problems inherent in Calvinism that Austin highlights in his book. John Frye, Review of *Young Restless and No Longer Reformed* Related Posts: Glen Shellrude, … Continue reading An Insightful Review of Austin Fischer’s New Book on Leaving Calvinism
Great Follow-up Comments by David Martinez on the Recent Conversation Between James White and Austin Fischer
You can read the post at SEA here. David does a fine job exposing White's spurious debate tactics. James White has truly made an art out of poisoning the well as Martinez well points out (See post below for more evidence). And again, we see the tired old assumption that one cannot possibly disagree with … Continue reading Great Follow-up Comments by David Martinez on the Recent Conversation Between James White and Austin Fischer
Is God Like a Black Hole in Calvinism? Ex-Calvinist Austin Fischer Responds to John Piper
Austin Fischer Responds to John Piper About Leaving Calvinism I think Mr. Fischer makes a valid point about how Piper's claims do seem to plainly paint God in a way that seems at odds with Scripture and seems to threaten His aseity. Here are a few other posts that make similar observations: Dr. Thomas McCall … Continue reading Is God Like a Black Hole in Calvinism? Ex-Calvinist Austin Fischer Responds to John Piper