The writer of Hebrews makes this amazing claim regarding Jesus: For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15, NASB) This is very comforting to know that Jesus understands our plight and struggle … Continue reading Was Jesus Really Tempted in All Points As We Are?
See the following article at the Society of Evangelical Arminians: Paul A. Himes, “FIRST CORINTHIANS 10:13: A REJOINDER TO STEVEN COWAN” Related Posts: Paul A. Himes, “WHEN A CHRISTIAN SINS: 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 AND THE POWER OF CONTRARY CHOICE IN RELATION TO THE COMPATIBILIST-LIBERTARIAN DEBATE” The Reality of Choice and the Testimony of Scripture Examining … Continue reading Libertarian Free Will in 1 Corinthians 10:13
SEA has been diligently providing its readers with excellent Arminian resources. Recently Dr. Brian Abasciano's newest theological article on corporate election was made available. Here is the write-up from SEA [Introducing Dr. Brian Abasciano's "Clearing Up Misconceptions About Corporate Election"]: SEA is excited to announce the addition to our site of Dr. Brian Abasciano’s recently published article … Continue reading Some New Must Read Articles at SEA (Abasciano and McCall)
Update: Regarding Steve Hays' embarrassing blunder documented below concerning Ardel Caneday, it seems that Hays is still unwilling to admit error as documented in the combox of a later post here. This, coupled with the fact that he later went back and deleted his reference to Caneday being a fictional candy man in his initial post, raises … Continue reading 1 Cor. 10:13 Re-revisted: Substance Vs. Sophistry
Reviewing the Disagreement I was going to respond to Steve’s second response point by point and exchange rhetorical blows with him along the way, but I think such a response would only serve to distract us from the main contentions at issue here. For that reason, it is important to review what this discussion is … Continue reading Revisting 1 Cor. 10:13
Calvinist Steve Hays has weighed in on my use of 1 Cor. 10:13 in my post on The Reality of Choice and the Testimony of Scripture. He quotes a section from my post where I make the case that the passage cannot comport with determinism, and then complains, What's so odd about this claim is … Continue reading A Contextual Examination of 1 Cor. 10:13
Several common accusations we hear from Calvinists are that a Synergistic view of faith (as opposed to regeneration) 'robs God of the glory.' "It's man-centered," they say, "and gives man room to boast in saving himself!" But does such logic really stand up to scripture? Let's take a look at another important aspect of salvation: sanctification. … Continue reading Synergism as a Model for God’s Glory
"Salvation is of the Lord." Calvinists proudly proclaim this and will often charge that Arminians deny it. Either salvation is all of God (Calvinistic Monergism), we are told, or it is all of man. Some Calvinists give Arminians a little credit and say that they believe salvation is partly of man. Calvinists contend that if … Continue reading Examining Inconsistencies in Calvinistic Monergism Part 2: Sanctification