For many years I was curious as to why a person reared as a conservative Calvinist, would become a theological Arminian. For those who are not familiar with those terms, a Calvinist is a Christian influenced by the teaching of the French religious theologian, John Calvin (July 10, 1509 – May 27, 1564), one of… Continue reading God’s Free Love and Free Grace, Not Free Will
How Does a Person Move from Unbelief to Belief? S. Lewis Johnson “And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the… Continue reading Welcome to the Family of God
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