Read the article at The Arminian magazine on-line: The Patristic Interpretation Of Rom. 7:14-25 Part 1, The Early Christian Witness to the Arminian Interpretation Note: While this represents the typical Arminian interpretation of Rom. 7 going back to Arminius, not all Arminians subscribe to this basic interpretation. Robert Picirilli, for example, is one Arminian exception and takes … Continue reading Strong Patristic Agreement With the Standard Arminian Approach to Rom. 7:14-25
James G. McCarthy’s John Calvin Goes to Berkeley is an enjoyable book that deals with an important contemporary issue: the growth of Calvinism, especially among young people. The setting is the famed University of California where some Calvinist members of a campus ministry are starting to make their presence known by putting pressure on the … Continue reading John Calvin Goes to Berkeley (Book Review)
Be sure to check it out at SEA. Wesley had a knack for concisely cutting to the heart of a matter. I also highly recommend his "Predestination Calmly Considered", another excellent Arminian Polemic against the fundamental teachings of Calvinism.
Often when I look at a digital clock I immediately think of a Scripture verse. For example, if it happens to be 6:23 I think of Rom. 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." If the time reads 11:32 I … Continue reading Does Anyone Else Do This?
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)
"Fun" Calvinist Quotes on Arminian Theology This post is almost as funny as it is sad. Thanks for keeping us sane, Kevin. And if you haven't had your fill of Calvinist vitriolic rhetoric, you might want to read Roy's post as well, Pulling Some Comments Out of the Bag I am sure I could double Roy's list … Continue reading Enjoying Some Classic Calvinist Compliments on Arminian Teaching
For some excellent observations concerning the differences between the Calvinist and Arminain view, see Billy Birch's recent post, Libertarian Freedom in a Post-Fall State (Part 2). I plan to post more on this subject in the near future as it is becoming increasingly popular for Calvinists to argue that the Arminian position falls to its own objection … Continue reading Does Arminianism Make God the Author of Sin?
Thomas Ralston wrote Elements of Divinity in 1851 and Richard Watson wrote his Theological Institutes in 1857. Both works are written from a Wesleyan Arminian perspective and contain powerful polemics against Calvinism, as well as strong apologetics for Arminianism.
For documented proof of this see here.
The Bible commands us to live holy lives. To be holy, among other things, involves being set apart to God, which entails separation from the world. I think it can be a challenge for Christians these days to live holy and preach holiness without being called legalistic. So I wonder how we should define the … Continue reading Holiness or Legalism?
What is Free Will? It may seem strange to some that there even is a debate as to what constitutes free will. The average person believes that he has free will. Whenever he is confronted with a choice he believes that he can either choose this way or that, and that either choice is a … Continue reading The Reality of Choice and the Testimony of Scripture
I finally created a page with guidelines for posting comments at AP. Just click on the page at the top of the blog or follow this link: https://arminianperspectives.wordpress.com/important-blog-rules/ Everyone who posts here is responsible to read and follow these guidelines. Thanks and God Bless, Ben
Be sure to take a look at the Arminian Articles section. I have added about 20 new articles in the last two days. When I have the time I intend to break the Articles list down into smaller sections addressing specific Arminian/Calvinist issues.
I will be taking a short vacation and will be away from the computer until next Wednesday. I hope to respond to some recent comments and questions then. Have a great weekend everyone! God Bless, Ben
I will be taking a week off from blogging. I hope to have some new posts up next week.
I will be away from the computer until at least next Tuesday. I hope to then get a few posts up before the end of that week. God Bless.