One of the many false charges against Calvinist is that we make men robots by proclaiming the sovereignty of God and free grace in salvation. The charge is unfair. The charge is baseless and might actually be reversed. Consider the evidence. The word “robot”, first used in 1923, comes from the Latin word “orbus” which… Continue reading Calvinist, Arminians, and Robots
Election: A Lovely Doctrine of God's Grace and Mercy Though many people emotionally hate and vigorously oppose the doctrine of election, it is a Biblical truth plainly set forth in Scripture. The doctrine of election is designed to encourage and comfort Christians. Their salvation, sanctification, and safety is certain. Jesus spoke of the elect. Jesus… Continue reading How Can a Person Know If they are Among the Elect of God?
An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part V The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker correctly points out that Calvinist teach that regeneration must precede faith. The speaker believes that is putting “the cart before the horse.” Response. The Bible does teach that regeneration, a new spiritual life, must precede faith, for only those with spiritual life have… Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith
An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part III Is God Fair? The Speaker’s Statement. The speaker understands that Calvinist teach men are unable, and unwilling to repent, and turn to God, and believe the gospel, and yet God holds men accountable despite this inability. How can that be fair, or just? Response. The question of the… Continue reading Is God Fair?
An Arminian Assaults Calvinism Continued... Part II The Flower of the Reformation TULIP The Speaker’s Statement. None of the Five Points of Calvinism are Scriptural, but are a false doctrine. Response. Sweeping statements and generalities are always troublesome to someone who would like a rational conversation. If a particular belief system, held by many godly… Continue reading TULIP The Flower of the Reformation
Part I A Sermon Against Total Depravity In November, 2018, I was asked to review a sermon by an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor in Florida who is emotionally hostile to that system of theology called Calvinism. I was willing to do so for two very good reasons. First, with Charles Spurgeon, I believe that the… Continue reading An Arminian Assaults Calvinism
On April 21, 1961 President John F. Kennedy appeared at a news conference to explain the failure of the US led invasion of Cuba by a resistance force against Fidel Castro at the Bay of Pigs. In his opening remarks President Kennedy noted that “Victory has a hundred fathers, and defeat is an orphan.” In… Continue reading President Obama, Smug Modern Scientists, and Arminians all Have This in Common